Turkish Textile Industry to Showcase Top Exports at Leading Sportswear Shows in the U.S.

As one of the leading textile exporting countries in the world, Turkey will be showcasing its most recent achievements in the industry at the 53rd NW Materials Show and the inaugural Première Vision (PV) Sport Show in the US both taking place simultaneously in Portland, OR on August 14-15, 2019 at Booth C22.

Istanbul (August 13, 2019) – As one of the leading textile exporting countries in the world, Turkey will be showcasing its most recent achievements in the industry at the 53rd NW Materials Show and the inaugural Première Vision (PV) Sport Show in the US both taking place simultaneously in Portland, OR on August 14-15, 2019 at Booth C22. The active-wear focused shows combined will draw in more than 500 exhibitors, buyers and major global brands with a focus on high-performance footwear and its associated materials.

Turkey will demonstrate its powerhouse textile industry at its info booth in offering the highest quality Turkish textiles across the US market, where it has accounted for 37% of overall sales holding the top spot since 2011 as a result of ongoing R&D, innovation and a design-oriented approach appreciated across the world. International professionals and procurement committees can learn about the wide range of Turkish products ranging from knitted fabrics to technical textiles in the form of fabrics, accessories and garments also exported to around 200 countries and regions.

In the coming years, Turkey plans to participate in future PV Sport Shows in the coming years to fully promote its goods in its key export markets. Turkish companies Akbaşlar Tekstil, Ekoten and Ünlü Transfer will also attend the fair and put their latest products on display.

Globally, Turkey ranks 7th in the world as an exporter with a 3.5 percent share in the global market. The Turkish textile industry, exporting $8.5 billion worth of products annually, is the second largest supplier to EU countries, seconded only by China.

Turkey maintains a strong position in sports textiles especially in Europe with a robust potential in the US market. Performance-wear features demanded from sports textiles are generally different from those of similar fibers and fabrics. Sports textiles not only serve as a barrier against rain, snow, cold, heat, and high stress, but also meet consumers' needs like comfort, appearance and ease of movement. Such performance demands can now be met with ease by Turkish manufacturers thanks to advances in fiber and polymer science in Turkey, sophisticated fiber, yarn and fabric production techniques, as well as progress in finishing processes and coating / laminating.

At the NW Materials Show and the Première Vision Sport Show, Turkey’s goals include promoting its goods to boost overseas branding processes, increasing its shares in existing markets, and learning more about industry best practice and strategies to build an overall stronger, more innovative textile industry around the world.

About Turkey Promotion Group (TPG)

Turkey Promotion Group is founded by the legislation of Turkey Ministry of Trade within the body of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) in 2018. Its vision is to establish and promote “Turkey, Discover the Potential” and Turkey’s Exporting Sector brands globally. Its mission is to introduce Turkey’s export power, skills and success stories of Turkish sectors and increase the awareness of Turkish goods and services globally. It helps to elevate perception of “Made in Turkey” and promote Turkish products’ variety and quality. Within these objectives, TPG builds and manages global communication and advertising campaigns, PR, sponsorships, events.