By Arthur Friedman

Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, who spoke at the event on Thursday, said, “The trade mission highlighted some of the terrific manufacturers in Turkey. We think that there are many new sourcing opportunities that will support their comeback to the U.S. market.” Hughes noted that Turkey ranks as only the 27th-largest supplier of apparel to the U.S., but said, “The combination of design and quality manufacturing, along with excellent records on compliance and environmental sustainability, definitely mean that there is a great opportunity for Turkey.”

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