Kyrgyz and Tajik fashion show hits Moscow
Clothes and textile designers from the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan will get the opportunity to impress top Russian buyers later this month at the Federal Trade Fair in Moscow, Russia’s largest specialized industrial show.
With the backing of the International Trade Centre (ITC), seventeen firms from the two countries will display their creations at the 37th “Textillegprom” fair. The event, being held on September 27-30, will showcase textile and light industry goods and equipment. Staged twice a year, the fair is attended by over 30,000 participants with representatives from about 3,000 companies. The Kyrgyz and Tajik firms attending recognise that the Russian market has huge potential for them and that this is a great chance for them to show what they can do. It is also hoped that the experience will enhance the competitiveness of the textile and clothing sectors in the two countries.
The seven Tajik companies will be the first from their country to attend the fair. Development of the textile and clothing sector is a priority for the Tajik Government which considers the sector to have significant potential for both export diversification and growth.
In the Kyrgyz Republic, the sector accounts for over seven percent of economic output and employs some 150,000 people, of which over 70 percent are women.
The companies from the two countries are taking part in the fair as part of a three-year ITC trade promotion programme for small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme aims to stimulate and diversify textile and clothing exports in both countries in a sustainable way by increasing the sectors ability to compete.