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Istanbul Textile and Raw Material Exporters’ Association (ITHIB), with its over 4000 members, is a prominent organization representing Turkish textile exporters. ITHIB members operating country-wide are engaged in the manufacturing and exportation of sort of textile products, including yarns, fabrics, home textiles, industrial/ technical fabrics and accessories. Exporting more than 70% of overall textile exportation volume of Turkey; ITHIB members account for a huge majority of Turkish textile manufacturers and exporters.

ITHIB aims to act as a representative organization to observe and protect the interests of the textile industry and to promote the sustainable development of Turkish textile exportation segment.

The association also carries out activities devoted to the protection of the common interests of Turkish textile industry both in national and international domains and before the governmental authorities and entities. Accordingly, ITHIB’s scope of activities is provided as follows:


Participation as a national association to international trade fairs and shows such as Colombiatex Medellin and Home Textile South America, and promotion of Turkish textile products worldwide.

Representation of members, establishment of information booths and organization of workshops at the prominent textile trade fair and show events around the globe such as Première Vision Paris, Texworld Paris, Techtextil Frankfurt and Intertextile Shanghai.

Organization and holding of own original events such as Turkish Fashion & Fabric Exhibitions held in New York City, London and Milano.

Organization of trade missions toward targeted markets.

Cooperation with peer organizations, trade associations and chambers of commerce in abroad, commercial attaché’s offices of foreign diplomatic missions, trade fair organizers and public relations agencies.

Organization of trade missions toward potential and existing markets with a view to enhance the market-specific activities and efficiency of Turkish exporters, which missions include those recently organized toward Chile, Brazil, Spain, UK and Morocco as well as the procurement committees from Brazil and Italy and the procurement committee established for Evteks International Home Textiles Exhibition, held in Istanbul.

Operation of the textile research and development center, which is believed to assume a significant role in the promotion of innovative and progressive product development.


In addition to the promotion and publicity activities maintained in abroad; improvement of the competitive and creative potential of Turkish textile industry by way of its activities carried out at home.

Organization and holding of ITHIB Fabric Design Contest, Home Textile Design Contest and Technical Textile Design Contest since 2006 in order to support young talents and bringing them into the industry.

Carrying out activities for the encouragement and promotion of the improvement of the industry’s design capacity by way of periodical seminars and workshops.


Organization and holding of periodical occupational training courses, fashion seminars and workshops on foreign trade and marketing with a view to support and improve the existing operations of its members.

Organization and holding of seminars, conventions, training programs for its members and of other events on such other matters that may be of interest of its members.

Provision of information and consultancy services to its members about trade policies, market and industry trends, trade data vb.

Preparation and issue of industry and market reports.


Acting as a dialogue mechanism with industry-specific actors and entities in abroad.

Affiliation with various organizations and associations in Europe and in the world such as EURATEX, EUROCOTTON and AIUFFASS, and representation of Turkish textile manufacturing and exportation industry national and international domains.

Enhancement of cooperation between its members and foreign textile entities, organizations and associations by way of various channels of communication such as regular meetings, knowledge sharing events and introduction meetings.

ITHIB aims at enhancing the operations and capabilities of its members by providing guidance about all targeted markets as a support for novel organizational and entrepreneurial efforts.

ITHIB intends to act as a bridge, and to contribute to and facilitate the establishment of long-term partnerships between Turkish textile and raw material exporters and their peers around the globe.