Mustafa Gültepe: Chairman Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB)
“As the global economy is passing through difficult times, the apparel sector needs to take very essential steps against the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, to ensure the continuity of the global apparel supply chain, it is crucial to sustain the collaboration and communication to lessen the negative effects of the pandemic. We believe that, under these extraordinary conditions, from suppliers to buyers all parts of the apparel supply chain should do the best to find or create a new common platform. It would only be possible to prevent negative impacts of this pandemic over our sector, if we act together as all parts of the apparel supply chain.
As the sixth biggest apparel supplier of the world, Turkish apparel sector, has been honored by the trust you place in us to supply your businesses and is ready to take every necessary step and carry its responsibility for its partners by holding the current orders until the markets turn back to normal course. However, we also expect similar understanding from our trading partners.”