With all the talk about the need for sourcing diversification, it’s time to take a close look at Turkey—and the Istanbul Textile & Apparel Exporters’ Associations (ITKIB) and Istanbul Ready-Made Garment Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) can help. On September 24th and 25th, USA-ITA’s newest International Affiliate will be in New York City for a trade mission to connect Turkey’s industry with U.S. brands and retailers. Whether you’re already sourcing from Turkey, or whether you’re curious about what’s available, sourcing executives from companies of all sizes do not want to miss this event.
Why Turkey? In addition to producing a diverse range of apparel and accessory products for all markets and price points, Turkey’s textile and apparel industry has a number of strengths.
“As you know, the use of the most innovative production technologies, combined with a sophisticated, centuries-old manufacturing tradition, ensures that the Turkish apparel industry is poised to meet the challenges faced by the global fashion industry on a daily basis,” said Hikmet Tanriverdi, Chairman of IHKIB, in a letter to USA-ITA. “Pioneers in the implementation of the strictest environmental and sustainable policies in the world, Turkish manufacturers also provide maximum guarantees of quality, competitiveness and efficiency in logistics due to Turkey's privileged geographic position at the crossroads between East and West.”
With plentiful Turkish cotton and other resources, a highly skilled workforce, and strong environmental and labor compliance standards, Turkey is an excellent choice for your sourcing needs. And, if you’re producing for European markets (and especially Istanbul’s shopping hub!), then Turkey is the obvious choice given its location and Customs framework with the European Union.
On September 24th and 25th, ITKIB and IHKIB will help you make the right connections in Turkey’s industry, no plane ticket required!
“This event will be a key platform for the development of relations with Turkey’s apparel and fashion industries from the comfort of your own local market,” said Tanriverdi.
In addition to meeting with ITKIB and IHKIB leadership, you’ll also get to meet 25 of the top apparel, denim, underwear, and socks manufacturers in a one-on-one, B2B format by appointment. ITKIB and IHKIB can help you determine the best manufacturers to meet based on your needs.
Date: September 24-25, 2013
Location: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street, New York, NY
For more information, click on the flier to download it, or visit www.styleturkish.com.