Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB), USFIA’s Sourcing Partner, is the biggest sectoral institution in the apparel industry of Türkiye. IHKIB works collaboratively with us to support our mission and activities while helping us keep our members informed about the sourcing outlook in Türkiye, as well as opportunities to increase U.S.-Türkiye trade.
IHKIB, with more than 10,000 member exporter companies, is the biggest sectorial institution in the apparel industry of Türkiye. IHKIB’s main goal is to increase Türkiye’s apparel exports and to promote the industry globally. IHKIB works to achieve this goal by providing consultancy service to the members in trade related areas, organizing national participation to international fairs, trade and buyer missions, and conducting educational activities and projects to improve design capacity, digitalization, and sustainability of the industry.
As USFIA’s sourcing partner since 2020, IHKIB has delivered insights and updates to our members by contributing to our Sourcing Trends & Outlook report, member communications, and participating as speakers at our Annual Conference on topics such as sourcing innovation and opportunities in Türkiye and Türkiye’s increasing sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts. Responding to the disruptions caused across the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, IHKIB launched IFCO, the Istanbul Fashion Connection, an online platform that connects Türkiye’s high quality and versatile apparel collections to buyers from across the world.