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Textile Outlook International
Issue 119:
September-October 2005

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Editorial: Post-Quota Scenarios in Textiles and Clothing: Chinese Producers Re-Assess Their Production and Export Strategies
World textile and apparel trade and production trends, September-October 2005 (96 pages)
Profiles of Six Textile and Clothing Companies in Thailand (33 pages)
Textile outlook international: profile of Nano-Tex: a leader in nanotechnology-based textile treatments, September-October 2005 (9 pages)
Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Turkey (36 pages)
Fast Retailing: Raising the Profile of the Uniqlo Brand (26 pages)

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Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Turkey
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Turkey’s textile and clothing industry has developed rapidly over the past 20 years, thanks to the availability of home grown cotton and a relatively cheap and skilled labour force. The sector also enjoys a good geographical location, being close to Europe but also well-placed to exploit neighbouring markets in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. The industry has developed a strong technological ability—due, in part, to the significant amount of contract work it has undertaken for European and US brands. For the same reasons, it has established strong relationships with customers—especially those in Europe, which were cemented by the Customs Union in 1996.

However, Turkey’s position in European and US markets started to appear increasingly vulnerable with the phasing-out of quotas, which had helped to protect Turkish interests by restricting exports from low cost competitors. Turkish firms feared that they would lose up to a third of their exports to Western Europe and North America because of a flood of cheap goods into those markets from China and other Asian sources.

In response, Turkey campaigned hard for the temporary re-imposition of quotas against China, in accordance with the safeguard clause included in the Protocol of China’s accession to the WTO.

At the same time the Turkish industry embarked on a vigorous campaign to move upmarket by adding value through innovation and superior design. The re-imposition of quotas against China has given Turkey valuable breathing space in which to develop this strategy.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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