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Turkish ready-to-wear textile delegation to attend MAGIC trade Fair

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-08-08 11:00:00 – New York

Chamber of Commerce of Kahramanmaras, Turkey, to lead a 16-member delegation of textile and ready-to-wear clothing executives to attend the MAGIC trade fair a three day event to be held in Las Vegas this month. MAGIC is the world's largest fashion marketplace, comprised of eleven unique communities showcasing the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing.

This visit will provide a unique opportunity for the members of Kahramanmaras to showcase their products in what is, for many, an untapped market.

Their visit, from August 17-19, will be organized through the Turkish economic minister’s office. It will allow the executives to meet with U.S. counterparts and tour manufacturing facilities as they work to expand sales and trade agreements.

Kemal Karakucuk, chairman of the chamber’s administrative board said that they are confident this visit will facilitate the development of new trade opportunities, which will prove beneficial to both Turkish companies and their prospective U.S. partners.

Located in southern Turkey, Kahramanmaras has a population of about 575,000 and is famous for its ice cream production. But the city is also well known for its textile and yarn export. The textile sector is the leader with 1,000 industrial plants exporting to over 100 countries, totaling $900 million.

The city generated half of the $5.5 billion of private sector investment in the textile sector over the last decade.

Companies represented in the delegation include Elit Mensucat, Iskur Konfeksiyon, Terkonsan Tekstil, Marisa Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, Naren Konfeksiyon ve Moda, and Liya Tekstil. They manufacture and sell product categories ranging from knit fabric apparel to outerwear, men's and women's suits, t-shirts, nightgowns, and underwear, using high quality cotton and textile materials. They have very competitive prices, and due to this, their share in total export increased 70% in 2014.

Kahramanmaras Chamber of Commerce serves approximately 8,000 member firms with a mission to increase the diversity of service by improving the competitiveness of the members, province and our country; and to contribute to the economic, social, cultural development.

MAGIC is held twice a year in Las Vegas, each event draws more than 60,000 guests from more than 120 countries. Magic features from the height of advanced contemporary luxury brands, to the latest trends in fast fashion, MAGIC brings brands that fuel the business of fashion.

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