15th edition of IATF wraps up with setting new standards for industry

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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International Apparel and Textile Fair
International Apparel and Textile Fair 2023

The International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) 2023, held from May 1 to 3, 2023 at Dubai World Trade Center, concluded on a high note with an attendance of more than 220 exhibitors from more than 22 countries.

The show attracted over 3000 buyers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including big groups established in the Middle East.

The exhibitors were mainly from Turkey, Poland, France, Korea, Spain, Germany, Japan, Belarus, Hongkong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, China, Egypt, and so on.

The exhibition was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, who commended the organizers for creating IATF as a world-class platform that fosters collaboration and innovation in the textile industry.

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Mr. Al Ghandi appreciated the diverse range of products and services displayed at the fair and believes they will contribute to the growth of the industry in the UAE and beyond.

The India pavilion was inaugurated by Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India, Dubai who praised the event for its ability to bring together industry professionals from around the world.

Sustainable Fashion in 15th edition of IATF

The three-day event displayed a range of apparel and textile products, including fabrics, yarns, and clothing accessories, as well as menswear, womenswear, handbags, and footwear. This year they also had exhibitors promoting sustainable fashion.

According to the statement, “Attendees had the opportunity to network with industry peers, learn about the latest trends and innovations in the textile industry, and explore business opportunities with exhibitors.”

15th edition of IATF

With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and quality, IATF intends to promote the growth and development of the textile and apparel industry in the UAE and beyond.

Commenting on the success of the event, Ms. Bhavna, Show Director of IATF, said that, “We are thrilled with the success of IATF May 2023. The show has once again proven to be a leading platform for the fashion industry, bringing together industry professionals from around the world to network, learn, and do business. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all exhibitors, buyers, and partners for their support.”

IATF 16th Edition is set to take place on 27 to 29 November 2023 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 8, and is expected to attract even larger participation and audience.

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