0200 GMT February 20, 2019
Director General of the Textile, Apparel and Leather Industry Organization Golnar Nasrollahi announced this on the sidelines of the Sixth International Apparel Exhibition (Iran Mode 2018), reported Fars News Agency.
She pointed to the skyrocketing rates of foreign currency in recent months and the promising boost in the sector's productivity as the two main reasons for the growth in the exports of clothing and apparels.
Supplying raw materials for textile industry has been the top priority of the Ministry of Industry, she said, adding, "Current economic condition favors producers, provided the required raw materials are available."
Imports of basic raw materials, such as fibers, have witnessed a significant growth compared to the same period of last year, which proves the development in the industrial and production units' activities, the official said.
Referring to the strategic clothing production and exports document that was compiled during the tenure of former minister of industry, Nasrollahi said, "This document has now been handed over to the ministry's Planning Department and we hope that we will be able to implement it in cooperation with relevant associations and organizations."
The Sixth International Apparel Exhibition (Iran Mode) and the 24th IRANTEX 2018 started in Tehran on Sunday. The 24th IRANTEX 2018 is the biggest of its kind in the Middle East.
Latest products and services offered by 141 Iranian and 80 foreign companies from Italy, the Switzerland, Romania, Belgium, Taiwan, France, Turkey, Germany, China and Austria are on display at the event.
Also at the Iran Mode exhibition, 60 companies are displaying products based on the Iranian-Islamic culture.
IRANTEX also features products such as textile machineries, knitting machinery, sewing machines, embroidery machines, apparel machines and related accessories, curtains, upholstery, towel and bath gowns; kitchen, bathroom and toilet textiles, accessories, shutters, tablecloth, blanket, mattress, bed sheet, pillow and pillow case, bed covers, yarn, fiber, dyestuff and raw materials.
The objectives of the exhibitions are to create competition, exchange information between importers and exporters of apparel, improve Iranian products, contribute to generating employment, and marketing.
The events will continue until December 5 at Tehran International Fairgrounds.