Turkiye took part in Texworld Paris, one of Europe’s leading ready-to-wear, fabric, accessories and fashion fairs, as a regular participant with 122 companies.
Texworld Paris, one of the most important fairs of clothing and accessory manufacturers in Europe, opened its doors. The fair hosts 29 thousand buyers and professionals from sectors such as textile, fashion, fabric, home textile and leather from all over the world.
Turkiye is a regular exhibitor at Texworld Paris with 122 companies. While 94 companies meet new business partners and negotiate with existing suppliers at the national pavilion organized by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), 28 participate individually.
Europeans make up 85% of the visitors at the fair. The fair will host its visitors until February 8, 2023.
Within the scope of the fair, Turkish companies will exhibit the latest trends in textile, one of the sectors where Turkiye is the most assertive in the global market, and thus, they will have the opportunity to establish international connections and increase their export potential.
Supporting the competitive advantage in textiles with quality products, Turkish companies stand out at the fair with their environmentally friendly and innovative products produced with sustainable technologies.
The concept of sustainability also stands out at Texworld Fair
At the fair, accessories, bags, children’s wear, denim and denim products, leather and leather products, digital printing, men’s wear, scarves, women’s wear, belts, shawls, textile fabrics are especially offered to European buyers.
Many organic products such as natural and recycled fibers, biodegradable and advanced synthetic fibers are on display at the fair.
The concept of sustainability, whose importance is increasing day by day in the world and has become a priority in all sectors, also comes to the fore at Texworld Fair.
In this context, suppliers that comply with sustainable social standards and use natural materials and environmentally friendly processes draw attention.
94% of the buyers who come to Texworld Paris Fair are decision makers in the fields of R&D, design, production, purchasing and marketing. Again, 91% of buyers come to Texworld to meet new suppliers.
The fair significantly overcame the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. The number of companies participating in Texworld reached 70% of the fair held in February 2019 before the epidemic.
“We see Texworld as an opportunity for Turkiye to show its difference”
Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) President Sekib Avdagic, who connected to the fair via video conference, said that Texworld Paris is one of the most important showcases of clothing and accessory manufacturers in Europe.
Stating that Turkiye has come to the fore as an alternative production center to China during and after the epidemic process, Avdagic said, “Textile is one of the most important export branches in which Turkiye can maintain its competitive advantage. At Texworld Paris, Turkiye is once again revealing its production center potential, which has attracted the attention of the whole world during the epidemic, in textile, where its competitive power is high. We see Texworld as an opportunity for Turkiye to show its difference with its quality and environmentally friendly products.”
Sharing information about the sector, Avdagic underlined that Turkiye’s textile and raw material exports reached $16 billion last year.
ITO President Avdagic said, “According to the data of our Ministry of Trade, we make approximately 40% of the $15.8 billion textile exports, that is, almost half, to 27 European Union countries. Our most important export market in Europe is Italy. This country is followed by Germany, USA, Spain and England. When we look at the increase in exports in textile last year, we see that Iran, Morocco and Spain came to the fore.”
Noting that close to 1.3 million people work in textile and ready-made clothing and the increasing trend in employment continues, Avdagic pointed out that the exports of the ready-made clothing sector reached $19.5 billion in 2022, which is the highest level of all time.
Source: AA / Prepared by Irem Yildiz