On the morning of 23 October, the IAF General Assembly unanimously accepted the IAF’s Board of Director’s proposal to extend Altan’s term for a further two years.

Altan, who is in the apparel sector himself, as founder of Aycem Textiles in Türkiye, is member of the Board of Directors for the Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB) and of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TCMA).

IAF explains that his term extension reflects the IAF’s strong focus on uniting apparel manufacturers globally and defending their interests.

In his opening speech at the ongoing 38th World Fashion Convention, organised by the IAF and the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) in Philadelphia, US, Altan referred to IAF’s mission to enable and promote stronger, smarter and more sustainable supply chains.

He further explained that demand has taken a big hit this year with production capacity in factories too low and the transition, too slow.

Altan adds: “This conference won’t spend too much time describing problems – we’re focused on the solutions to make apparel supply chains smarter and more sustainable. It makes no sense speaking about sustainability without talking about the models that will require change.”

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The World Fashion Convention aims to educate delegates on the current trends and issues impacting fashion industry.

Additionally, the IAF will be signing agreements with Spanish fashion brand conglomerate Inditex, the International Trade Centre and Better Buying amongst others.