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Tehran to Host Int’l Apparel Expo

Tehran to Host Int’l Apparel ExpoTehran to Host Int’l Apparel Expo

The Fifth International Apparel Exhibition is scheduled to be held at Tehran’s International Fairground from September 4 to 7.

The event has been organized with the aim of introducing Iran’s capabilities in the field of garment production.

The Iranian apparel market is estimated to have an annual turnover of $12 billion, ILNA reported.

According to the Headquarters for Combating Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Exchange, apparel tops the list of goods smuggled into Iran.

Some $2.6 billion worth of clothes are imported into Iran every year and according to members of apparel unions, twice this amount is smuggled into the country.

Textile, Apparel and Leather Industry Organization, affiliated to the Industries, Mining and Trade Ministry, said 90% of foreign garments in the Iranian market are contraband.

Tehran Apparel Producers and Sellers Union recently launched a campaign called “I Proudly Wear Iranian Clothes” to support the production of Iranian clothing.

“As long as we don’t trust Iranian clothes, we can’t expect a qualitative improvement in the apparel market,” Majid Talimi, a member of the union and head of the campaign, has been quoted as saying by the Persian daily Shahrvand.

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