Activity Area

In order to achieve the sectoral goals and have a strong position in world market for the apparel sector, IHKIB – Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association performs following activities :

1. Promotion

  • Organizing national participation to international fairs, e.g. Who’s Next, Pure London, CPM Moscow, WWD Magic & Magic Show in Las Vegas in order to promote Turkish apparel industry and articles in world markets.
  • Presenting the industry in prominent world-wide fashion fairs, opening info-stands in these fairs and organizing trend workshops and seminars.
  • Establishing good relations with the counterparts, cooperating with trade offices and chambers of commerce, contacting with commercial representatives of embassies, working with fair organizers and public relation agencies abroad.
  • Organizing trade missions to explore the potential and current market opportunities with an aim to enhance the competitiveness of Turkish exporters in different countries all around the world.
  • Established Istanbul Fashion Academy, which is believed to play an important role in promoting designing capabilities of the sector.
  • “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul” is another promotional activity that is organized by the Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association.

2. Design

  • Organizing “KOZA Young Fashion Designer Contests” for young talents each year since 1992.
  • Encourage and support design capacity of the industry with periodic trend seminars.

3. Training

  • Assisting its members in educational activities through offering professional training courses periodically and organizing trend seminars and workshops on various issues in foreign trade and marketing,
  • Organizing seminars, conferences, training programs and other related events on current topics interested and demanded by its members,
  • Acting as a consultant to its members in trade policies and various procedures of trade, providing information in market & industry trends and trade data.
  • Doing research and preparing industry and market reports

4. Representing

  • Establishing and maintaining good dialogue mechanism with the industries abroad,
  • Pursuing the interests of apparel industry in the emerged issues against the common interests,
  • Representing the industry in national and international platforms, through being a member to international organizations, such as EURATEX – The European Apparel and Textile Confederation and IAF - International Apparel Federation
  • Promoting business exchanges and encouraging cooperation between its members and their foreign counterparts through establishing various forms of communication, such as regular meetings, information sharing and business matchmaking meetings.

IHKIB aims to increase its capacity to represent and guide its members in all target markets through launching new events and initiatives.

Connecting the Turkish apparel exporters and their counterparts in the rest of the world, IHKIB aspires to contribute to the prosperity of the global apparel trade through long term partnerships and effective communication with the trade organizations across the world.

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