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International Apparel & Textile Fair November 2021

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  • World Trade Center Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

International Apparel & Textile Fair

International Apparel & Textile Fair: the trade show

The 10th edition of the bi-annual event of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) had received an overwhelming response from the apparel and textile manufacturers in the country worldwide.

IATF's Show Director, Mrs Bhavna Nihalani continuously focuses on making the show bigger and diversified by attracting more exhibitors with different product lines every edition to cope with the growing demand of the apparel and textile market in the region. 

International Apparel & Textile Fair editions

Edition Date Localizatiob
International Apparel & Textile Fair November 2020 From to Dubai, United Arab Emirates World Trade Center Dubai
International Apparel & Textile Fair November 2019 From to Dubai, United Arab Emirates World Trade Center Dubai
International Apparel & Textile Fair July 2018 From to Dubai, United Arab Emirates World Trade Center Dubai
International Apparel & Textile Fair April 2018 From to Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai World Trade Centre
International Apparel & Textile Fair November 2017 From to Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai World Trade Centre

International Apparel & Textile Fair organizer

  • Nihalani Events
  • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

International Apparel & Textile Fair is an exclusive event for the industry in the MENA region!

International Apparel & Textile Fair (IATF) brings together new and established retailers to show their latest and most trendy products to offer buyers, distributors and designer a real opportunity to discover the most prestigious brands around the world. With two editions per year, the organisers are now working hard on the next event, to be held on november. So we have been interviewing them for learn more about the show, about how they work and especially about why we can't miss this international textile event!

International Apparel & Textile Fair celebrates its 5th edition again in Dubai. What makes this show different from other similar events?

International Apparel & Textile Fair is the exclusive sourcing fair for ‘Fashion, Fabrics, Apparels, Accessories, Prints, Home & More’ in the MENA Region.

Dubai being the hub of the Textile Industry, IATF acts like a bridge in connecting the Exhibitors to the right market.

Dubai International Textile Fair

What is the exhibitor’s profile?

IATF has a vast exhibitor category. It marks its presence in the A-Z of the Textile Industry.

Exhibitor Category:

  • Apparel Textiles: Hosiery Clothing, Coats and Jackets, Royal Attires, Shawls and Wraps, Intimate (Lingerie) Clothing, Readymade Garments, Knitted Garments.
  • Fabrics for Fashion: Organic Clothing, Fabrics and materials, Woolen & Fur Clothing, Shirting’s, Leather Clothing, Silk
  • Textile Accessories & Trimmings: Laces, Buttons, Embroidery, Labels, Badges & Hand tags
  • Home Textiles: Bed Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Bath and bed linen, Curtains & Carpets
  • Textile Prints & Design Studios
  • Textile & Print Machinery
  • Fashion Designers & Institutes

International Textile Fair In Dubai

In addition to the exhibition we can join different workshops held by fashion professionals. Do you already have any confirmation; can you recommend an activity in particular?

Most definitely, IATF always goes full house on seminars and workshops. One of them being, Anna Livermore from V.Mora, flying all the way from Chicago is going to share her expertise in the fields of Fashion Design & Textiles, some of her topics being, 10 Common Mistakes Designers make, How to make a sale and Foundation for Success.

International Textile Fair Exhibition Area

Give us at least, three reasons why we can't miss the show?

  • Meet Industry experts and Leading buying houses: Network with numerous skilled high-profile industry experts from the Textile market all under one roof.
  • Upcoming Trends: IATF is also an annual forum wherein speakers from all around the world highlight upcoming trends through workshops, panel discussions & seminars.
  • Being the 5th edition, IATF has evolved as a leading brand for buyers to source the best Textile, Fabric, Accessories & Prints from international mills.

International Textile Fair Exhibition

Do you have a participation forecast for November edition?

IATF is principally a “Trade only” event and provides a professional & conducive atmosphere to business and networking. The fair will be bigger than previous events both in terms of exhibitor presence & visitor numbers. Since its inception, IATF has taken big steps forward in both size and profile. In response to the need for a dedicated trade exhibition in the MENA region, the show has developed into a premium quality event for the Fashion fabrics & apparels business in UAE.

We are targeting on 300+ Exhibitors and 9,000+ Visitors locally and internationally.

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Finally, can you tell us some participation results from the last edition?

The April 2016 edition of IATF registered the participation of 105 Exhibitors from 21 countries and over 5000+ visitors locally and internationally.

Should you require any further information, it would be my pleasure to assist you.

International Textile Fair, held in Dubai, is the only textile fair in the Middle East!

The International Textile Fair (ITF) is set to return to Dubai for its second season on 11th & 12th October 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. ITF provides a premier platform for the global fashion, home and industrial textile companies, giving them the opportunity to cater to the local market and reach out to the emergent gulf textile industry. To discover all the details about the next edition we have interviewed the organisers of the show. Don't miss all they have to tell us!

Bokk Your Stand At International Textile Fair

What are the novelties of the next edition?

Apart from the exhibitors, we always have a Trends & Conference Area in our event. We bring in prominent speakers from different walks of the textile & fashion industry. We are also going truly global and as per the plan, International Textile Fair is scheduled to have another edition in India! ITF Mumbai is scheduled from 12th to 14th May, 2016 and ITF Dubai is scheduled for 16th to 18th April, 2016.

Dont Miss International Textile Fair In Dubai

3 reasons to visit International Textile Fair

  1. We are the only textile fair in the Middle East.
  2. Dubai is one of the fastest growing markets & economies in the world.
  3. The International Textile Show is being supported by Texmas, the Textile Merchants Group that represents 800 Dubai wholesale textile traders.

Exhibit At International Textile Fair 2015

What I have to know to exhibit in Dubai?

Everything over here is very straight-forward. Since it is a tax-free country, that makes matters simpler. Venues are in abundance and where better to have an international trade fair than the Dubai World Trade Center itself!

Benefits to exhibit here?

Accounting for about 5.5 percent of the world’s annual textile and clothing sales, UAE has today become the world’s fourth largest trading centre of fashion and apparel. The Gulf countries are gradually becoming the world’s leading textile manufacturing and trading centers due to good economic environment and fair trade practices, according to a recent international report.

International Textile Fair In Middle East

What benefits brings International Textile Fair to the city?

The United Arab Emirates is now becoming the world’s leading centre for textile industry automation with the presence of about 150 apparel manufacturing companies. Being the premier event of our kind in the MENA region makes ITF stand out not only within the Middle East, but internationally as well!

International Textile Fair 2015

What is the visitors profile?

The majority of visitors at the ITF- Dubai will be from the UAE, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Libiya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and other GCC countries. We not only get exhibitors and buyers coming in to our fair but also fashion designers, bloggers, and enthusiasts! In fact, ITF gets its fair share of interested students and academic bodies who wish to expose the next generation to the industry

International Textile Fair In Dubai

Some participation results from the last edition

  • The ITF witnessed unprecedented success even during its first edition, attracting 5,173 visitors of 64 nationalities across five continents.
  • With exhibitors coming in from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia the event set an eclectic ambience.

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