DUBAI, The 7th edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) continuously receives tremendous support from apparel and textile manufacturers in the country and worldwide. The three-day event will take place on November 1-3, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
With more than 140 exhibitors from various countries around the world who will be participating in the fair, IATF has once again proven its status as UAE’s exclusive sourcing fair for textiles and clothing. IATF attracts some of the world’s largest manufacturers of fabrics and clothing, as well as some leading print design studios. Exhibitors are mainly from Turkey, China, Italy, Spain, India, UK and many more.
The 7th edition of IATF gains the support of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation. This edition also sees a growing interest from China with the increase of China-based companies exhibiting this season.
The fair provides manufacturers and their agents the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers in the UAE fashion sphere. The event further offers buyers, distributors and designers the opportunity to view a wide range of textiles from the most prestigious global mills.
A show such as International Apparel and Textile Fair is much needed in the region as the UAE continues to see robust growth in the clothing and textile industry. The last few years had shown remarkable increase in retail sales on apparel, making it as one of the most attractive sectors in the UAE. The apparel industry in the region provides opportunity for international retailers to expand in the UAE. The country is also the world’s 11th biggest clothing importer with $4 billion import value. Next to London, Dubai is the second global city having the highest percentage (55%) of international retailers.
IATF’s Show Director, Mr. Dilip Nihalani continuously focuses in making the show bigger and diversified by attracting more exhibitors with different product lines every edition to cope with the growing demands of the apparel and textile market in the region. Mr. Nihalani was quoted saying “We are proud to continuously bring in and introduce prominent manufacturers from all across the globe to the clothing and textile buyers and retailers not only here in Dubai or the UAE or the GCC, but the whole of the MENA region. We are glad with the support that we are getting ever since we had started this show in 2014. “
About International Apparel & Textile Fair
International Apparel and Textile Fair – Dubai is UAE’s exclusive and premiere platform for sourcing apparels, fashion, fabrics, prints, clothing accessories, machineries and home textiles. IATF is a bi-annual event being organized by Nihalani Events Management. IATF 7th edition will showcase Autumn/Winter 2018 pre-collections and Spring/Summer 2019 highlights.
Principally a “Trade Only” event, IATF provides a professional and conducive atmosphere to business and networking in response to the need of a dedicated trade exhibition in Dubai, UAE. The show has been designed for a quality event for the fabrics and apparel business in the MENA region.