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Turkish Chamber of Commerce Brings Ready-to-Wear Textile Delegation to MAGIC Fashion Fair in Las Vegas

By Business Wire News   


A 16-member delegation of textile and ready-to-wear clothing executives, led by the Chamber of Commerce of Kahramanmaras, Turkey, will attend the MAGIC trade fair in Las Vegas this month.

Their visit, from August 17-19, was organized through the Turkish economic minister’s office. It will allow the executives to meet with U.S. counterparts and tour manufacturing facilities as they work to expand sales and trade agreements.

“This visit provides a unique opportunity for our members to showcase their products in what is, for many, an untapped market,” said Kemal Karakucuk, chairman of the chamber’s administrative board. “We’re confident this will facilitate the development of new trade opportunities, which will prove beneficial to both Turkish companies and their prospective U.S. partners.”

Located in southern Turkey, Kahramanmaras has a population of about 575,000 and is famous for its ice cream production. But the city is also well known for its textile and yarn export. The textile sector is the leader with 1,000 industrial plants exporting to over 100 countries, totaling $900 million.

The city generated half of the $5.5 billion of private sector investment in the textile sector over the last decade.

Companies represented in the delegation include Elit Mensucat, Iskur Konfeksiyon, Terkonsan Tekstil, Marisa Tekstil ve Konfeksiyon, Naren Konfeksiyon ve Moda, and Liya Tekstil. They manufacture and sell product categories ranging from knit fabric apparel to outerwear, men’s and women’s suits, t-shirts, nightgowns, and underwear, using high quality cotton and textile materials. They have very competitive prices, and due to this, their share in total export increased 70% in 2014.

MAGIC (, held twice a year in Las Vegas, is one of the world’s largest fashion trade shows. Featuring the latest in apparel, shoes, accessories and manufacturing, each event draws more than 60,000 guests from more than 120 countries.

About Kahramanmaras Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber serves approximately 8,000 member firms with a mission to increase the diversity of service by improving the competitiveness of the members, province and our country; and to contribute to the economic, social, cultural development.

About Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy:

For more information and meetings: Contact Ms. Ayan at (212) 980-8990 or

For the Kahramanmaras Chamber of Commerce
Melike Ayan, 212-980-8990


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