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-By Ankita Dutta.

The International Apparel & Textile Fair in Dubai has commenced with 90 Indian participants showcasing their products.

For its 15th edition, the International Apparel & Textile Fair (IATF) will return to Dubai in The fair is renowned as the best place in the UAE to source apparel, fashionable fabrics, prints, clothing accessories, furnishings, footwear, and other products. The event this year will highlight the Autumn Winter Highlights and Spring Summer Collections of 2023–2024. IATF wants to grow with each exhibitor being a significant influence on the fashion sector in the UAE, with over 200 exhibitors from 22+ countries.

The Apparel Export Promotion Council, Ministry of Textiles, and Federation of Indian Export Organisations have jointly organized the India Pavilion featuring 67 stalls, where a vast array of Indian textiles are displayed for export. Additionally, 23 other firms have also set up their stalls to showcase their apparel. Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India, inaugurated the Indian Pavilion, and Ashok G Rajani, Chairman of the AEPC, was present at the event as well.

Numerous textile mills, garment manufacturers, accessory and trim suppliers, print designers, and big footwear manufacturers attend the event, as it attracts a diverse range of participants. The IATF gives manufacturers and their representatives the chance to exhibit their products to the most powerful buyers and designers active in the fashion market of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

IATF is primarily a “trade-only” event and a B2B platform, providing a professional and appropriate environment for business transactions and networking. The exhibition was established to meet the demand for a specialized trade fair in Dubai and is aimed at delivering a high-quality platform for the fashion industry in the UAE. By organizing the 15th edition of this event, IATF strives to remain a prominent player in the fashion industry and facilitate connections among industry professionals, enabling them to showcase their products.