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Poor purchasing hurts refugee garment workers in Turkey 1 Aug 2019

Despite efforts by a small but growing group of European fashion brands and retailers to tackle exploitation of Syrian refugees in Turkish garment supply chains, the majority are still failing to take steps to prevent abuse, particularly beyond their first-tier suppliers, new research suggests.

Is China’s ‘Belt and Road’ a double-edged sword for Turkey? 30 Jan 2019

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been touted by Beijing as a 'win-win' for all involved in the sprawling infrastructure project that connects the Far East with Europe – but experts warn Turkey's textile and garment sector needs to play smart in weighing up the risks and opportunities.

Is US and Turkey cotton trade set to unravel? 27 Sep 2018

A senior figure in the US cotton industry has told just-style of his concern that Turkey's collapsing currency and trade disputes with the US government will cause it to import less US-grown cotton.

Turkish textile and clothing exporters in bullish mood 1 May 2018

At first glance, the future looks bright for the Turkish economy in general, and the textile and garment manufacturing sector in particular. During the recent Istanbul Yarn Expo there was optimistic talk of growth and progress, with machinery suppliers at the neighbouring ITM fair confirming that Turkish investments are on the rise. But there are concerns, too, as Jozef De Coster reports.

Fashion brands take a stance on Syrian refugees in Turkey 13 Mar 2017

Experts have highlighted concerns over the exploitation of Syrian refugees working in the Turkish textile industry and are urging the Turkish government and the clothing supply chain to work together to improve their plight.

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Turkey to boost textile recycling efforts 1 Aug 2019

Turkey is to bolster its textile waste recycling activities as part of an extension to the Zero Waste Campaign that first launched in the country in 2017.

LC Waikiki picks PLM to boost agility and forecasting 29 Jul 2019

Global fashion retailer LC Waikiki has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help manage its growth and boost forecasting and agility.

Concerns surface over denim bleaching chemicals 11 Jul 2019

Concerns are being raised about the impact on workers in Turkey from chemicals used in the denim bleaching process.

Turkey reports dip in 6-month apparel and textile exports 9 Jul 2019

Turkey's clothing and textile exports fell 1% to US$8.73bn year-on-year for the six-month period from January to June 2019, according to new data from the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB).

Turkey's apparel exports edge up in January to April 10 Jun 2019

Turkey has seen a 0.7% rise in ready-made garment exports to US$6bn in the first four months of the year, according to new data from the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB).

Turkey loses US GSP preferential trade status 28 May 2019

The United States has terminated Turkey's designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

Calik Denim commits to UN Global Compact 20 May 2019

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has become the latest signatory to the UN Global Compact to boost its sustainability efforts.

EFI bolsters Turkey presence with digital ink acquisition 8 May 2019

US digital printing specialist Electronics for Imaging (EFII) has acquired BDR Boya Kimya, a Turkish-based manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks.

Turkey PTA plant planned to support textile sector 1 May 2019

Construction on a "world-scale" petrochemicals plant in Turkey that will produce purified terephthalic acid (PTA) for the country's growing polyester packaging and textiles industry will reportedly start in 2020.

Isko joins Textile Exchange to expand sustainability goals 18 Apr 2019

Turkish denim manufacturer Isko has become a member of Textile Exchange, joining the not-for-profit's mission to develop more sustainable ways of textile production.