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Interview: Jean-Francois Limantour, president, CEDITH 2 Jul 2013

Jean-François Limantour, president of the Cercle Euro-méditerranéen des Dirigeants Textile-Habillement (CEDITH), talks to just-style about how the North African/Tunisian textile and apparel export industry is faring after the Arab Spring uprisings of two years ago.


Tunisian apparel makers rise above revolution 7 Jul 2011

Unlike other North African and Middle Eastern countries involved in the Arab uprisings earlier this year, Tunisia managed to keep its revolution short and peaceful. But while garment exports continue to rise, Jozef De Coster finds industry optimism tinged with some uncertainty about the future.


ANALYSIS: Makers get back to work amid Tunisia unrest 19 Jan 2011

Even though protests continue in Tunisia following the collapse of the regime of deposed President Ben Ali, the country's key textile and clothing sector is gradually returning to work, just-style has been told.


Tunisian garment industry regains its confidence 14 Aug 2007

In stark contrast to the declining shipments of its key garment categories reported this time last year, Tunisia’s textile and clothing industry is now riding high on rising exports, significant new foreign investments and public sector projects. Jozef De Coster looks at what a difference a year makes.


Tunisian clothing industry needs to reinvent 12 Jul 2006

2005 was a pivotal year for the Tunisian garment industry as Chinese export success took hold in European markets and the Tunisian government launched a series of measures to help the textile and clothing industry become more competitive. Jozef De Coster looks at their progress so far.

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Tunisia project seeks to upskill future textile workforce 2 May 2019

A Tunisian youth-employment project aimed at upskilling the future workforce of the textile industry, among others, has held its second capacity-building seminar.


Tunisia Q1 apparel exports fall by volume as value rises 24 Apr 2019

Textile and apparel exports from Tunisia have fallen 2.5% in volume terms in the first quarter of 2019, according to new data from the country's National Institute of Statistics.


Tunisia government-industry pact to push apparel growth 25 Mar 2019

Tunisia's textile and garment manufacturers hope that the signing of a new public/private partnership pact with the government will enable industry to meet its full potential.


PVH to take back control of Tommy Hilfiger in SE Asia 25 Mar 2019

US apparel giant PVH Corporation is taking back more direct control of its Tommy Hilfiger business in Central and South East Asia ahead of plans to expand the brand in the region.


Tunisia aims to be among top 5 apparel exporters to EU 30 Jan 2019

The Tunisian government aims to boost the value of its country's exports to EUR20bn (USS$22.9bn) by 2023 and to be among the top five textile exporters to the European Union (EU).


Tunisia garment sector prepares for 7% wage hike 2 Jan 2019

The Tunisian Textile and Garment Federation (FTTH) has signed final papers agreeing a process of salary increases over the next two years with the country’s National Labour Union (UGTT).


SGS expands testing facilities in Tunisia 26 Oct 2018

SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has completed a major expansion of its textile testing facilities in Tunisia to increase capacity for physical and chemical testing and "vastly" expand its testing volume capacity.


Tunisia takes a major step towards decent work 31 Jul 2017

A new five-year Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) has been agreed for Tunisia, focusing on issues such as job creation, rights at work, social protection and social dialogue.


Tunisia textile and garment unions seeing growth 15 Dec 2016

Tunisian textile and garment unions are reported to be seeing strong growth following a year-long campaign to recruit women and young workers.


EU in talks on free trade agreement with Tunisia 15 Oct 2015

Tunisia and the European Union (EU) have launched negotiations for a free trade agreement to improve market access opportunities and the investment climate, and support ongoing economic reforms in Tunisia.