NEW YORK — Egypt's apparel and textiles sector has had explosive growth since a 2004 accord among Israel, Egypt and the U.S. that allows Egyptian manufacturers duty free access to the U.S. market. But expansion is beginning to flatten, spurring the Egyptian government's efforts to jump-start the momentum.
Sourcing executives from companies such as Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., Jones Apparel Group and Mothers Work Inc. met at the Marriott Marquis hotel here on Jan. 16 to hear Egyptian officials present an update on the country's textile industry and their efforts to keep the momentum going.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"