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April edition of IATF to bring design and innovation to the UAE

The November 2017 edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) proved to be a grand success. Now global apparel and textile manufacturers are looking forward to the 8th edition of the fair slated for April 24 to, 26, 2018. The three-day event that took place from Nov 1 to 3, 2017 took place at Dubai World Trade Centre.

With more than 140 exhibitors from around the world, IATF once again proved its status as UAE’s 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 a wide range of textiles from prominent 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 were mainly from India, UK, China, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand among others. The show witnessed exclusive pavilions from India, China and Taiwan. The Federation of Indian Exports Organizations brought 50 exhibitors from India who displayed their diverse collections in the Indian pavilion. The 7th edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair witnessed a 44 per cent increase in visitors and 27 per cent increase in exhibitors. The show attracted around 3000 buyers mainly from the UAE and GCC region. A number of visitors came from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.