An office of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has opened in Pakistan. The office will help local garment manufacturers establish B2B contacts with international buyers. It would give a boost to the textile and garment industry of Pakistan besides paving the way for growing the business and ensuring easy access of Pakistani exporters to European markets.
Sialkot, where the IAF office is located, is one of top export hubs of Pakistan. It is dotted with cottage industries producing garments, uniforms, surgical instruments, sports goods and musical instruments. Sialkot is also a sourcing hub for top international brands and its artisan and craftsmanship is acclaimed throughout the world.
The Sialkot IFA office will grant membership to Pakistan’s garment manufacturers and also help in holding B2B meetings with importers and exporters.
The International Apparel Federation is based in the Netherlands. The regional office in Pakistan would be the first ever IAF office in South Asia.
The International Apparel Federation is a politically neutral global association, open to entrepreneurs and executives from the apparel chain worldwide. Its membership includes national clothing associations and companies whose core business is sourcing, designing, development, manufacturing, distribution, and retailing of apparel products. In addition the IAF welcomes, as associate members, educational institutions and companies that supply textiles, accessories, equipment, technology, and services to the apparel industry.