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ITC hosts workshop for Tajik apparel makers in Singapore
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Dec '14
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is hosting a workshop on Support Apparel Product Development for a delegation of clothing designers and design professors from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, visiting for a study-tour from December 1 to 6, 2014, in Singapore, ASIA-Plus reported.

The workshop will be conducted by Textile and Fashion Industry Training Center Pte Ltd (TaF.tc) (Academy of Fashion Professions). TaF.tc is the training arm of Textile and Fashion Federation. It’s also the first Continuing Education and Training Centre (CET) for the textile and fashion industry in Singapore, with the vision of becoming the leading capability developer in the global fashion industry in the region.

The objective of the workshop is to improve design capacities of the participating Tajik and Kyrgyz companies and institutions on textile and clothing through lectures, hands-on activities, studio design visits and visits to major retailers to study, understand and gain exposure in the areas of product design, product development and garment construction.

Nargiza Abdumajidova, ITC Tajikistan programs associate, who accompanies the group, said the visit will provide Tajik and Kyrgyz textile and clothing industry an opportunity to better understand the requirements of market, to better prepare for enhanced market competitiveness and export market diversifications. During the study-tour, the key learning areas will include market research through websites, creation of design boards; identify textiles, knowing about embellishments and their applications in design.

The visit is organized under the project on Strengthening Export Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Textile and Clothing Sector and Enhancing Trade Support Institutional Capacities in Tajikistan. The project is implemented by ITC and funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO). (GK)

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