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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.

Hard hit Turkish industry is not knocked out 21 Feb 2017

After a number of setbacks last year, including political upheaval, terrorist attacks and an influx of Syrian refugees, textile and clothing industry executives in Turkey are optimistic that better times lie ahead in 2017.

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Turkey apparel exports slip year-on-year in January 12 Feb 2019

Turkey's apparel exports saw a slight decline in January compared with a year earlier, according to new figures shared by the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB).

Turkish apparel exports face "severe blow" from No-Deal Brexit 28 Jan 2019

Turkey's US$2bn worth of textile and clothing exports to the UK would be dealt a "severe hit" in the event of a No-Deal Brexit with the EU, the head of the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) has warned.

Turkey sets out US$570m support package for exporters 18 Jan 2019

Turkey's Trade Minister, Rukhsar Pekcan, has outlined a TRY3.1bn (US$570m) package to help the country's exporters grow added-value product sales.

Turkey eyes 10% growth in apparel exports for 2019 10 Jan 2019

Turkey is eyeing a 10% increase in apparel exports for 2019, according to Mustafa Gultepe, the president of the Istanbul Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).

Turkey to investigate nylon yarn imports 7 Jan 2019

Turkey has begun a safeguard investigation to determine whether increased imports of nylon yarn or other polyamides are hurting domestic producers.

Turkey eyeing US$19bn in apparel exports for 2019 27 Nov 2018

Turkey is eyeing US$18bn in apparel exports by the end of this year and US$19bn in 2019 according to new data from the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB).

Product Category Rules created for the apparel sector 20 Nov 2018

Key Product Category Rules (PCR) that allow the environmental performance of natural fibre fabrics to be assessed have now been published in the International EPD System – giving apparel producers a "common language" to understand the value of sustainable products.

DyStar ramps up destruction of fake textile dyes in Turkey 13 Nov 2018

DyStar has won a legal case against a Turkish producer of counterfeit textile dyes that infringed one of its patents – with the win resulting in the destruction of 3.3 tons of the product.

Fashion brands reaffirm Europe GFA commitment 4 Oct 2018

Inditex, H&M and Asos have committed to continuing their work on building collective bargaining for garment and footwear workers in Southeast Europe as part of the global framework agreement (GFA).

Turkey textile and raw material exports grow 8% in H1 23 Aug 2018

Turkey saw exports of its textiles and raw materials increase by 8% in the first half of 2018 to reach US$5.3bn.