Istanbul Fashion Connection from February 9 to 12, 2022

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  • 300 companies and brands present a wide range of products ranging from clothing for women, men, denim, children’s clothing, leather and fur to lingerie, hosiery, bridal and evening wear on 30,000 m² at the exhibition center of Istanbul
  • Focus on nearshoring to solve supply chain issues
  • Turkey among 3 most interesting sourcing sites for the first time

Istanbul Fashion Connection celebrates its premiere. From February 9 to 12, 2022, 300 companies and brands will present themselves over 30,000 m² at the Istanbul Expo Center.

With Istanbul Fashion Connection, the Istanbul Apparel Exporter’s Association (IHKIB), a global player among export associations and representative of the Turkish clothing and textile industry, launches a new platform for the international fashion industry . The entire range of the clothing industry will be presented under one roof: women’s clothing, men’s clothing, children’s clothing, denim, leather and fur. Show-in-shows with the lingerie and hosiery product areas and with bridal and evening wear complete the offer.

As a biannual event – next date is August 24-26, 2022 – Istanbul Fashion Connection offers insight into the concentrated strength of Turkish design, quality of production and service offerings in the fashion industry .

In Istanbul’s fashion hotspot, designers, brands, design studios, agents, producers and representatives from all retail channels meet to expand their portfolio and develop new areas of business. activity. Turkey as a production site and its high quality producers meet the requirements of the European fashion industry and trade and are considered a strong argument for cooperation. At the same time, Turkish design and fashion have seen a huge improvement in their image in the European market over the past decades.

More and more European fashion brands are restructuring their production and looking for production sites to allow short-term deliveries and to make themselves independent from logistically problematic production sites. One of the biggest challenges for industry and commerce in the fashion industry today are supply chains that are not functioning, with huge consequences for the fashion industry. Supply disruptions are becoming the main cost driver, as a recent McKinsey study shows.

Nearshoring occupies a key function, speed and flexibility in purchasing are central competitive factors. Over 70% of procurement officials surveyed plan to increase their purchases from neighboring countries by 2025. Turkey is among the most attractive sourcing locations, for the first time in the top 3. country.

Turkey has long been a very attractive sourcing market for the European fashion industry, with low prices, good quality products, reliable suppliers and short delivery times. The country is strategically located between Europe and Asia, it is only 2,200 kilometers from Istanbul to Berlin and Turkey is a member of the EU Customs Union.

Istanbul Fashion Connection takes place according to 2G rules and observance of strict hygiene measures.

Topics such as digital transformation, smart clothing, technical textiles and sustainability are the focus of Istanbul Fashion Connection seminars and workshops. Trend zones and fashion shows provide information on current trends. For visitors, IHKIB offers an attractive invitation program including accommodation and transfers.

NEXT DATES: Istanbul Fashion Connection February 9-11, 2022 Istanbul Fashion Connection August 24-26, 2022

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