Leading Turkish textile manufacturers will present UK buyers with a preview of men's and women's fashion fabrics and trims for autumn/winter 2003/04 at the first Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition London in August.

The show is aimed at UK retailers, brands, manufacturers and importers and will feature innovative, quality fabrics.

Organised by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (ITKIB), the Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition will feature 53 exhibitors showing a wide range of textile types and accessories from activewear fabrics to zippers.

Mr Oguz Satici, chairman of ITKIB, says of the two-day event: "We are delighted to be bringing such a large contingent of Turkey's foremost textile manufacturers to the UK. Turkish textile companies can provide speedy deliveries due to our proximity to the UK and competitive pricing while producing high quality, design-led fabrics. And many of the companies showing are 100 per cent vertically integrated.

"The exhibition is open to all UK clothing labels, manufacturers and importers."

The Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition London will be held at Olympia 2, London on 20-21 August 2002. A second show is planned for January 2003.