Touring Turkish Textiles

Textile Sourcing in TurkeyAfter writing yesterday’s post, I was reminded of how little I know about Turkish textiles.  I truly don’t have the first clue about the quality, lead time, fiber specialties, or minimums of fabrics coming out if this country.  So I started digging around online and before I knew it, I found myself on the Cotton USA website.  Why, you ask? Because while trying to find a resource for information on textiles from Turkey, I found a link to “The Delights of Turkey” Textile Industry Tour.  Apparently, it’s a week long event that has taken place in Istanbul for the past six years.  I guess that means it’s successful, huh?  The tour “enables buyers to conveniently explore the advantages of sourcing …from the strong textile economy of Turkey”. You are able to check out various showrooms and manufacturing facilities, meet, network, and develop a relationship with mills and distributors, and really learn about the role Turkey plays in the industry.  Think about it, you have permission to spend some time abroad!  Consider it a mini vacation. Yes, it’s work, but I am willing to bet you can squeeze in a little time for play.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!