The advisory board meeting of Fashion Prime- Textile, Ready-to-Wear Suppliers and Technologies Fair, the meeting point of ready-to-wear professionals from both Turkey and the world, was held. At the meeting, it was discussed that the Fashion Prime and Fashion Tech fairs, where yarn, fabric, ready-to-wear, apparel sub-industry, garment machinery and printing technologies are exhibited at the same time, will make a positive contribution to the industry and open a strong trade door, as in previous years.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerExpressing that they continue to work in line with the vision of İZFAŞ to develop İzmir fair business and bring it together with the world, İZFAŞ General Manager Canan Karaosmanoğlu Buyer said, “Fashion Prime and Fashion Tech fairs have become the meeting point of Turkey. There are companies that have increased their business volume by participating in the fair and establishing very good connections from Istanbul, or have moved their production and employment of hundreds of people to Izmir or are preparing to do so. With this fair, the sector wins, İzmir wins. More production you will make, more employment, more customers that the sector will gain, more exports you will make are the most important income that İZFAŞ can earn. In addition to all these, its contribution to the economy of the city and the region, its contribution to the city and its contribution to the promotion of the city are the most important outputs of the fairs.
Aegean Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters' Association President Burak Sertbaş said, “Fashion Prime Fair is one of the rising fairs in our region and it reflects the power of the sector in the region. We are organizing an organization that brings together all the stakeholders of the industry, from yarn to final product. We believe that in the coming period, it will reach a similar level with the formations abroad. As a union, we will continue to support the fair. Turkey's ready-to-wear exports reached 6 billion dollars in the first 8,6 months of the year, with an increase of 10,8 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. Our exports in the last 1-year period increased to 21,6 billion dollars. While the exports of our Aegean Ready-made Clothing and Apparel Exporters' Association reached 2022 million dollars with an increase of 13 percent in the January-June period of 781, our exports in the last 1-year period increased to 1 billion 579 million dollars. We attach great importance to the Fashion Prime Fair in order to reach our medium-term export target of 2 billion dollars.”
Okay Şimşek, Vice Chairman of EGSD Board of Directors, said, “Our aim here is to bring the fair to large masses and make it known. Another goal of ours is to bring the latest trends to consumers in order to be a sustainable fair. The more we can update these trends, the higher the success of the fair will be. In addition, as EGSD, we invite all our members, stakeholders and sector representatives to attend, visit and support this fair. Fashion Prime also contributes to the sector's catching up with the trends and even directing the trends. We want to be a pioneer in this field in Turkey” and stated that the participants will increase their business volume with the connections they will provide at the fair.
The Fashion Prime Fair, which aims to mediate the establishment of commercial connections by bringing together the suppliers who produce the products needed by the fashion and ready-made clothing industry and trade these products, aims to make a great contribution to the exports of the sector with the bilateral business meetings to be held. Manufacturers and designers will have the opportunity to come together with the participants at the Fair, where all components of the ready-made clothing industry, especially fabric types and accessories, and sectoral trends will be presented to professional visitors. Fair; It will also meet the needs of the sector with its fashion shows, workshops and three different “Trend areas” consisting of accessories, fabrics and ready-made clothing. In the field of manufacturing (textile manufacturers), the leading manufacturers of the ready-made clothing industry will come together with the representatives of the next supplier companies. Ready-to-wear brands to be hosted at Manufacturing; will have the opportunity to share their experiences with the industry's leading professionals, from fashion designers to by-product providers. In addition to the commercial meetings, the exhibitors will present their special designs for the fair to the visitors on the podium where the fashion shows will be held.
Along with Fashion Prime, the first fair where all the needs of the textile industry are exhibited simultaneously, the Fashion Tech Ready-to-Wear Clothing, Apparel and Textile Machinery, Textile Printing Technologies Fair will be held simultaneously with İZFAŞ – İZGİ Fuarcılık in the field of textile machinery and technologies. In addition to the machinery and technologies used in ready-made clothing and apparel production, textile machinery and textile printing technologies will also be exhibited. Different workshops and events will add color to the fairs. Visitor companies from all over Turkey, especially Izmir, will take part in the fairs that will take place for four days. İzmir Chamber of Commerce (İZTO), Aegean Exporters' Associations (EİB), Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO), Small and Medium-Sized Industry Development and Support Administration (KOSGEB), Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association (EGSD), Fashion Textile Apparel Industrialists Businessmen Association (MTK), Architect Kemalettin Fashion Center Association, Buca Aegean Clothing Organized Industrial Zone (BEGOS) and Apparel Sub-Industrialists Association (KYSD) supported the fair: Visitors from Europe, the Balkans, North Africa, the Middle East and the Turkic Republics will come. procurement committees will be organized.