Istanbul Ready-Garment Exporters' Association (İHKİB), which provides 75 percent of Turkey's ready-to-wear export, has opened Turkish Trade Center in coordination with Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TİM) in New York in the region in the "ground zero" of the fashion world. The 4,000-square-foot showroom will operate at 10 East 34th Street in the heart of New York's garment district.
Ten different Turkish brands and manufacturers' showrooms will be organized at the center, targeting American fashion and ready-to-wear companies. Brands and manufacturers will exhibit their different products from street fashion and maternity clothing to from women's knitwear and denim. Company representatives will directly be reachable at the center where newly designed products will also be exhibited.
New York–Turkish Trade Center, will introduce the center by opening its gates for the press and potential customerson July 18. In addition to executive director of the board of directors from İHKİB, Hikmet Tanrıverdi; assistant chief, Mustafa Gültepe; and board members, executive directors of the Turkish Brands, and manufacturer companies will also be present at the opening.
Tanrıverdi underlies that Turkish ready-to-wear industry proved itself all around the world as the most important base of quality production. "Today, Turkish ready- to- wear sector is the 6th biggest provider in the World. We were among the important providers in the U.S market in the beginnings of 2000s. But in time this power of ours has eroded. Now again we initiate an another successful attempt with our designs, collections and brands at U.S. which is the biggest ready- to-wear importer of the world. We are going to evaluate the potential at this big market by presenting Turkish quality design and fashion products to the appreciation of the consumers.
"The research, analysis we have done support this view of ours," Tanrıverdi continued. "I believe that American consumers will know and appreciate the Turkish ready-to-wear fashion and design products from very different categories in a short period of time."