ISTANBUL-As known, the Turkish home textile industry is one of the world leaders with its wide range of products and superior quality in home textile production, especially in the production of towels, bed sheets and covers, curtains, tulle, embroidery, guipure and quilt covers.
Turkey has the largest machine park for the production of both embroidery and guipure in the world. Yasar Küçükçalık, Chairman, TETSIAD-The Association of Turkish Home Textile Industrialists and Businessmen and Ismail Gülle, Chairman, ITHIB- Istanbul Union of Textile and Raw Material Exporters have recently organized a joint meeting, focusing on the future of the Turkish home textile exports. During the meeting, the major issues of the Turkish home textile sector from A to Z were elaborated by the leading industrialists of the sector. Yasar Küçükçalık, Chairman, TETSIAD pointed out that cotton and the related industries have played a significant role in the development process of The Turkish home textile sector, ranking the third in the world. Majority of the home textile exports totaling 3.5 billion dollars are based on towel and bed lining exports. So, cotton based industries should be supported and upgraded efficiently. Ismail Gülle, Chairman, ITHIB noted that Turkey, being the 6th largest textile and the 4th largest home textile exporter of the world, should diversify its commodity groups and export markets. “Turkey should also put emphasis on Iranian market more than ever.“ he said. He further added that thanks to the quality and the positioning of the sector worldwide, Turkish home textile sector would further enhance its producer country image with new brands and continue being an indispensable country in this sector. During the meeting, participated by TETSIAD and ITHIB the following points were underlined:
-Turkey should restructure its cotton policy and the related industries.
-Domestic production should be encouraged in textile sector.
-Fairs and exhibitions should be upgraded in with the needs of the sector.
– Regional investment incentives should be given an impetus.
-Iranian market should be targeted more than ever.
-Brand-new projects should be increased to launch brand new products.
Today the Turkish home textile industry is aware of the trend in international markets towards the increasing demand for healthier and more environmentally friendly products and quickly adapts itself to developments in legal and technical regulations. Many manufacturers in the sector are able to produce in quality and environment management systems.