Cotton Made in Africa Posts Progress Report

Just 15 percent of the small farmers in some regions were storing the crop protection containers correctly in 2013, but that figure has now risen to more than 50 percent.

– July 7, 2015

Retail Champions Conscious Consumption

After winning Forbes’ inaugural Pressure Cooker award and the $400,000 grand prize, is en route toward making a dent in global poverty.

– July 7, 2015

Tehran, Iran, retail


Western Brands Eyeing Iranian Consumers

In anticipation of the ending of sanctions, Western luxury and fashion brands are eyeing the Middle Eastern nation.

– July 6, 2015


AGOA Extension to Fuel African Exports

AGOA was the focus of a three-day conference in Geneva on Aid for Trade hosted by the World Trade Organization.

– July 2, 2015


Dubai Mall and Vogue Italia to Launch ‘Who is on Next? Dubai’

The emerging talent contest for Middle Eastern, African and Asian designers will happen during October's Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience.

– June 29, 2015

Gail Strickler


Source Africa: The AGOA Success Story

The third annual Source Africa event featured a series of panel discussions took place at the Cape Town International Convention Center.

– June 29, 2015

The countries where gay marriage is legal.


Chart: Countries Where Gay Marriage is Legal

The U.S. is the latest county to join nearly two dozen other nations that makes same-sex marriage legal, which was applauded by the fashion inudstry.

– June 29, 2015



NC Rocks Fine Jewelry Line to Launch in U.S.

Dubai-based designers Nadine Hammoud and Cherine Altobaishi are introducing NC Rocks, a jewelry collection with multi-generational appeal.

– June 26, 2015

The Markets

Woolmark Names Judges for India, Pakistan, Middle East

The regional winner is set to be revealed in Dubai on July 22.

– June 26, 2015


Global Investments in Apparel and Textiles Surge to $28.2B

Some of the biggest new greenfield investments were made by Chinese companies eager to relocate and establish factories in developing countries with lower costs.

– June 25, 2015