Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / British Council hosts business & fashion forum in Turkey
British Council hosts business & fashion forum in Turkey
Jan '14
The British Council Turkey along with the Department of Fashion Design at Istanbul Bilgi University recently organized a fashion and business conference titled “Fashion Future: Where Business Meets Design”, at the SantralIstanbul complex in Istanbul, which brought together various fashion industry and education experts from Turkey and the UK together.
The conference’s opening speech was delivered by British Council Turkey director Margaret Jack who said that the fashion industry of UK is the most vibrant and creative sector of the country’s economy, making twice the contribution compared to other sectors such as automobile and pharmaceutical sectors.
Referring to the influence of UK on the global fashion industry the British Council director cited examples of British designers such as John Galliano and Stella McCartney who have created a reputation for themselves in the global fashion industry.
According to Ms. Jack, Istanbul is the fashion capital of Turkey and the country’s clothing industry is the sixth largest in the world and the second largest supplier of apparel to the European Union (EU). The country’s textile industry production amounts to US$ 30 billion, accounting for almost 7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), she added.
Turkish fashion designers such as Bora Aksu, Atil Kutoglu and Huseyin Caglayan put the Turkish are responsible for putting the Turkish fashion industry on the global map, Ms. Jack said at the conference.
The Turkish fashion industry is young, dynamic and promising and has the potential to develop even further and the economic ties between the UK and Turkey can facilitate the growth of the country’s fashion sector, she added.
At the conference, Istanbul Bilgi University rector Remzi Sanver said it is necessary as an educationist to remain open minded and allow research in teaching process to develop better learning and conferences such as these provide an opportunity to share knowledge which is extremely vital for growth.
The conference saw participation from representatives of the Fashion Retail Academy, Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (ITKIB), Istanbul Technical University and others. The conference covered the following key themes: Business and entrepreneurial skills in fashion education, identifying and promoting young talent, brand development, building partnership in fashion education between the UK and Turkey and growing a brand internationally.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Trump announces tariffs on $200 bn worth Chinese imports

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Sep 2018

Trump announces tariffs on $200 bn worth Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump escalated the trade war with China on...

Courtesy: Sunrise Bumi Textiles

Textiles | On 18th Sep 2018

Sunrise Bumi developing new products for profitability

Sunrise Bumi Textiles, one of the world's leading quality yarn...

New Zealand bans sheep mulesing

Textiles | On 18th Sep 2018

New Zealand bans sheep mulesing

New Zealand has banned the practice of mulseing sheep, making the...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Evelyne Cholet, UCMTF

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Priyanka, Studio Priyanka Rajiv

Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Kalai Selvi,

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Sugandha Bhardwaj,

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Karan Behal,

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions &amp; Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Suresh Patel, Sidwin Fabric

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search