TURKEY: Apparel Sector Booming
"While cheaper labour costs are still available in certain parts of the Far East and in North Africa, sourcing in Turkey gives customers the advantage of a more skilled labour force, many of whom now work in state-of-the-art plants ensuring quality standards not easily matched anywhere in the world and certainly not at our prices," commented a spokesperson for the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association during a recent visit to London.
"Moreover it is now possible to source the whole spectrum of fashion garments for both men and women within the Turkish industry, making one stop shopping a possibility for buyers from western Europe, for whom Turkey is geographically only a short step away," he added.
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