Syrians help Turkey expand customer base of kids' garment

08 Aug '19
2 min read
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The Turkish kids garment industry has enhanced its customer diversity and production capacity by 30 per cent because of Syrian manufacturers that fled the Syrian civil war and took refuge in Turkey. While the sector continues to grow in Turkey, Syrian manufacturers in the country have contributed significantly to the development of the market.

Countries procuring kids garments from Syria, the largest supplier in the Middle East market in the pre-war period, are exploring new source markets due to the Syrian conflict. Turkey is responding to that demand, according to a report in a Turkish newspaper.

Syrian manufacturers that opened factories in Turkey have attracted their own Middle Eastern customers to Turkey. Besides Syrian manufacturers, the Turkish children's ready-to-wear industry is also making huge earnings from this shift.

A very serious customer portfolio from the Middle East has started to be formed in Turkey in recent times, Dosso Dossi Holding chief executive officer Hikmet Eraslan told a news agency.

Eraslan pointed out that the number of Middle Eastern customers in Turkey has increased considerably.

Noting that they now welcome thousands of customers from Libya, Iraq, Beirut and Algeria, Eraslan said that these customers previously bought from Syria. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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