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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 textile makers see orders spike on coronavirus fallout 2 Mar 2020

Turkish textile manufacturers are reportedly dealing with an influx of orders on the back of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak.

Turkey optimistic on FY exports despite 2019 target miss 18 Feb 2020

Turkey is reportedly aiming to export US$19bn worth of garments in 2020, after missing the target in 2019.

Turkey's ebebek eyes growth through new PLM solution 6 Feb 2020

Turkish mother-and-baby retailer ebebek has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help manage growth and streamline internal product-related processes. 

China clothing buyers turning to Turkey on coronavirus concerns? 5 Feb 2020

Turkish clothing factories can expect a jump in orders as Chinese production declines as a result of the China coronavirus outbreak, according to Turkey's apparel trade body.

Turkey to take centre-stage at London fashion sourcing show 5 Feb 2020

Turkey will take centre stage at the upcoming fashion supply chain sourcing fair Pure Origin, organisers have confirmed.

Isko debuts denim alternative to fur 24 Jan 2020

As an increasing number of apparel brands, retailers and designers move to ban fur from their collections, Turkish denim producer Isko has developed what it claims is the first denim alternative to fur and other synthetic imitations.

ISKO rolls out "most responsible" denim collection 19 Nov 2019

Leading Turkish denim producer ISKO Denim has launched a new range of fabrics that it claims is "its most revolutionary, responsible" to date.

Turkey October garment exports hit by EU lull 11 Nov 2019

Turkey's apparel and garment exports have edged up just 0.3% in the first ten months to October to US$14.8bn according to latest figures from the Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).

Select fashion owner eyeing Forever 21 Europe operations? 11 Oct 2019

The Turkish owner of the UK's Select value fashion chain is reportedly mulling the acquisition of Forever 21's European operations.

Turkey 9-month garment exports show little change 9 Oct 2019

Turkey's apparel and garment exports have edged up 0.4% for the first nine months of the year to US$13.3bn – but declines were seen in the top three export markets – according to latest figures from the Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).