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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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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).

Making best use of global agreements in the garment industry 4 Oct 2019

Global framework agreements (GFAs) that put in place the best standards of trade union rights, health, safety and environmental practices, and quality of work principles across a company's global operations should be negotiated with more global garment brands, a meeting has heard.

Europe, Turkey join forces to tackle trade challenges 3 Oct 2019

European and Turkish entrepreneurs, international experts, designers and policy makers have joined forces to discuss how the textile and clothing industries of both regions can tackle issues such as trade tensions, circularity and the challenges of globalisation.

Turkey apparel exports up just 0.1% in first seven months 10 Sep 2019

Turkey's garment exports have edged up by just 0.1% year-on-year in the seven months to July to US$10.4bn, according to new data from the Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).

Turkey urges US to lift barriers to trade 9 Sep 2019

Turkey has asked the US to lift trade barriers between the two countries in a bid to boost exports in several of its key industries including textiles.

Turkey garment exports to UK would be hit by no-deal Brexit 5 Sep 2019

Turkey could stand to lose US$1.3bn in garment exports to the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the country's Ministry of Trade.

Turkey's Sabanci sells stake in wool-making unit Yunsa 3 Sep 2019

Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Holding is divesting its stake in its Yunsa wool fabric making unit.