The 8th edition of the International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) is due to take place during 24th to 26th April 2018.
The November 2017 edition was inaugurated by H.E Butti Al Ghandi, Board of Director of the Dubai World Trade Centre at Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre.
With more than 140 exhibitors from various countries around the world, IATF has once again proven its claim as UAEs exclusive sourcing fair for textiles and clothing.
IATF provides a platform to manufacturers and their agents to showcase their collection to the most influential buyers and designers in the MENA region.
The event also, offers buyers, distributors and designers the opportunity to view an extensive range of textiles from big branded mills in the world of fashion and design.
IATF attracts some of the world’s largest manufacturers of fabrics and leading print design studios. Exhibitors mainly from India, the UK, China, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand and other countries are sprucing up their act for the Spring/Summer April 2018 edition. The expo saw exclusive pavilions from India, China and Taiwan.
The Federation of Indian Exports Organisations brought 50 exhibitors from India who displayed their extensive collections in the Indian pavilion which was inaugurated by Vipul, Consul General of India. A Sakthivel, Regional Chairman, FIEO Southern Region and leader of the Delegation said that India and UAE need to work together in the textiles segment to promote high quality and fashion clothing industry which can be promoted not only in the West Asia and West African region but also in other developed countries, including the EU and the US from Dubai.
The platform was also used to conduct various workshops on hot industry trends such as 3D printing and embroidery using state of the art machines.