International Textile Fair was held in Dubai on October 11 and 12, 2015. A wide range of brands and products that meet all tastes and needs was available at competitive prices. It’s had around 200 exhibitors, mainly from Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Turkey along with various traders from the local market.
This is the second edition of ITF. It is the United Arab Emirates’ exclusive trade show for fashion and textiles. It gives global fashion, home and industrial textile companies a platform to cater to the local market and reach out to the emergent gulf textile industry. It also allows visitors to access top international suppliers of textiles in multiple product categories.
Much of the importance the fair has gained is credited to Dubai's global status as a prominent hub for the textile and apparel trade in the Middle East, Africa and nearby markets. The United Arab Emirates is becoming the world’s leading centre for textile industry automation with a presence of about 150 apparel manufacturing companies. It accounts for about 5.5 per cent of the world’s annual textile and clothing sales. It’s the world’s fourth largest trading center of fashion and apparel.
In time the UAE hopes to become the world’s leading high end textile and garment re-export center.