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Big move from OTİAD members towards EU market

23 August 2018

OTİAD members, who focus on the production of high value added products, want to have a larger share of the EU market of about $ 150 billion.


İSTANBUL – Osmanbey Textile Business People Association (OTİAD) Chairman Rıdvan Kandağ said that they aimed to grow in a sustainable way with the motto “we are one” in the new administration. Kandag said, “This constitutes the first steps of institutional work.” Recalling that they wanted to make a decision about the solution of the necessity and priorities in order to be able to produce our customers. Turkey is ready in the clothing area of ​​the total exports to the European Union countries was 10.4 billion dollars, pointing Kandağ “We have done an analysis of countries that apparel imports in Europe. In total there is a market of $ 255.9 billion. We went to specialize in fabric category, men’s and women’s apparel producers category, children’s apparel products category, apparel side products category and foreign trade companies category in ourselves in order to be more active in this market. Referring to the fact that the problems that have emerged with specialization in the way that the committees have been operating in a mixed way previously have been discussed in more detail, Kandağ said, “The purpose of this is to magnify the problems of the characteristic categories”.

10 percent growth expected at the end of the year

Kandag stated that they are active with a total of 719 members and their potential is close to 3 in Hinterland. “In 2017, approximately 1.5 billion dollars of exports were made in Osmanbey. 40 percent of our exports are EU countries. In the first 5 months of 2018, there is a growth of 6 percent in total compared to the figure of around 700 million dollars. At the end of the year, we are predicting a 10 percent growth “. Explaining that they are analyzing the importing countries in the EU region for increasing exports, Kandağ said, “For example Germany is importing 34 billion dollars of ready-to-wear clothing. This slice of our production by establishing that Turkey’s exports to Germany and Osmanbey looking at what products get most of these countries will redirect to that area. So we will increase our share in the market by focusing on the production of what we sell. ” How about doing the export figures and studies on a category management every two months over which products will be developed with Kandağ, Turkey’s total apparel exports of $ 17 billion, he said.

Fashionist welcomed 75 thousand visitors in 4 years

Kandağ, who regularly organized the Fashionist fair, which has been organized since 2013 mainly in the abiye, bridal and grooming categories, has organized itself as OTİAD and said that they agreed with CNR Expo Istanbul Expo Center this year that the fair was held in Lütfi Kırdar this year.

“We will raise 30 dollars per kilo.”

Kandag noted that the fuara made 75 thousand visitors in total in four years, “We also brought 2 thousand 100 professional purchasing delegations. We aim to host around 700 procurement delegations this year and aim at 15 thousand visitors. ” Kandag stated that they will emphasize the fuarda abiye categoris to be organized. “Kandağ will emphasize the high value added of abiye, export value per kilogram per garment exports is about 20 dollars. We are planning to move the average export per kilogram to the level of $ 30 with the momentum to be caught in the field of umbrellas. “


“Turkish Fashion Center” Shopping Mall opened in Doha

23 August 2018

Shopping Mall in Doha has a 500-square-meter area. 12 Turkish brands belonging to categories of women, men, children’s clothing, shoes, bags and accessories are included.

Qatar’s capital, Doha, opened the “Turkish Fashion Center” shopping mall (AVM), which houses 12 Turkish clothing and accessories brands.

AVM opening Turkey’s Ambassador to Doha Fikret Ozer, Turkey’s Embassy Commercial Counselor John Wrestler Doha, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Muhammad bin Ahmad bin al-quarks also participated in Tuva.

Raid el-Ferhan AA correspondent of the Turkish Fashion Center said that his first investment in the capital Doha was the continuation of the process of enriching Turkish-Qatar relations.

Qatar expressed that he survived the crisis period due to the blockade, Ferhan noted that international brands are a great advantage for Qatar market.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt governments cut off all diplomatic ties with Qatar on 5 June 2017 and economic blockade implementations led to a crack in the Gulf region.

Shopping Mall in Doha has a 500-square-meter area. There are 12 Turkish brands belonging to categories of women, men, children’s clothing, shoes, bags and accessories.


Osmanbey textile exports will exceed the target of 1.5 billion dollars

23 August 2018

Rıdvan Kandağ, Chairman of OTİAD’s new Board of Directors, stated that the textile sector will be an export target of $ 1.5 billion in 2019 and is ready for this target.

Istanbul Osmanbey export targets known as the heart of the fashion and textile sector in Turkey has grown. Osmanbey Textile Businessmen’s Association (OTİAD) new Chairman Rıdvan Kandağ said that the sector was prepared with the export target of 1.5 billion dollars in 2019 and said that they gave great importance to Fashioist Wedding Dress and Abiye Fair which will be held on December 4th. Speaking to representatives of the sector during the street iftarlara OTİAD’in traditional OTİAD President Rıdvan Kandag, Textile sector, said that the export is locomotives. Kandağ stated that with the new administration, 2018 export targets will be revised and they will carry out an intensive campaign to exceed the 1.5 billion dollar target, “Osmanbey did not come easy today, if we hit the stamp of Turkish Property proudly with the experience we have gained in the quarter century production process, we have obtained from the inexorable competition we have given with the world’s most established fashion giants. I have experiences. ”

Fashionist wants to crown the acceleration they have caught with export records in 2019

Osmanbey has a well-established place both at home and abroad, indicating that Osmanbey has many years of experience, design strength and production quality in the ready-to-wear and textile sectors and OTiAD has a new breakthrough excitement both before and after the Fashionist Fair. It will be reflected in export figures after the fashionist, “he spoke. “We are expecting the participation of at least 15 thousand professional buyers this year in the 3-day fuir, and we are aiming for the export figures of 1.5 billion dollars to advance towards the $ 2 billion target,” Kandag said. Explaining that they have got serious opportunities to open up new markets, Kandağ noted that they want to crown the acceleration they have caught with OTİAD Fashionist with their export records in 2019.


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