Turkey is the second-largest export sectors are the textile and ready-to-wear sectors, which also give Turkey the largest foreign trade surplus. With this strength of the textile and apparel sectors, integrated manufacturing comes from this structure.
Turkey is one of several countries on Earth to have self-sufficiency where the final product is completed starting from cotton production through all production stages including knitting and woven. One of the most important dynamics of this strong production structure is the woven and knitting fabric sector.
Turkey produces and exports all sub-product groups of the home textile sector such as towels, cleaning cloths, bed linens, curtains, pillows, duvets, sleeping bags, tulles, blankets, robes, table-bed linens, and handcrafted tapestries.
It is among the world's most important suppliers in almost all of its home textile product groups. As of 2019, Turkey had the 4th largest number of home textile exports in the world.
It exports products with standout designs that are produced by a qualified labor force rather than a cheap labor force.
Our country’s home textile sector specializes in strong design, fast delivery, ethical trade, Corporate Social Responsibility, and sustainability.
The home textile production continues its upward trend parallel with the rise of its exports. The main cities where home textile production is concentrated are Bursa, Denizli, Istanbul, Izmir, and Uşak. Bursa is one of the cities specialized in the production of towels, tulles, and sheets. Denizli specializes in towel and sheets production.
Uşak’s specialty is the production of blankets, and Istanbul is one of the cities featuring a high intensity of tulles and sheets production. Many companies in Turkey, which is one of the leading countries in the home textile sector, have established their own brand and started to establish store chains at home and abroad.
The vast majority of manufacturers in the sector are small and medium-sized enterprises. The Turkish home textile sector, which combines high design power with high-quality cotton, is a role model for the world as well as a renowned brand with its technological infrastructure, well-established companies working for the promotion of our country and qualified personnel.
The home textile sector, which serves one of the most value-added exports of Turkey, carries out exports worth about $2 billion a year.
About 60% of home textile exports are made to the United States, Iraq, England, and European Union countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands.
Turkey, with its design strength and high quality, high value-added product exports, plays an important role in the global market.
Turkey, which has strong production and export capacity in all sub-product groups in woven fabrics, exports of woven fabrics are done to more than 170 countries, knitted fabrics to more than 150 countries, and ranks in the top 10 in the world in woven fabrics exports.
Turkey keeps up to date on new technologies with full-time R & D studies and supports the studies needed for implementation.
- Exports of apparel and textiles: 49.5 billion dollars
- Menswear export value: 5.8 billion dollars.
- Womenswear export value: 10.1 billion dollars.
- Babies wear export value: 254 billion dollars.
- Other clothing and accessories export value: 9.1 billion dollars.
The Turkish fabric sector also makes a difference against its global competitors with its strong designs. Turkey is the world's 6th largest cotton producer.
Turkey also remains among one of the world’s most important textile and apparel manufacturing countries and 6th largest supplier in the world and the 3rd largest supplier to the EU.
Turkey's first and only international fabric design competition has been held continuously for 15 years in the fabric sector in order to strengthen the perception of design in Turkey.
The country has strong production and export capacity in all sub-product groups of woven fabrics, exports woven fabrics to more than 170 countries and knitted fabrics to more than 150 countries.
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