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Turkish Denim Mills Address Client and Customer Needs Around COVID-19


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Turkey is a power player in the textile business, exporting $17.7 billion ready-to-wear products in 2019. And the industry is also instrumental to the nation’s economy, with clothing and textile goods representing the second largest export category.

Executives from four Turkish mills joined Carved in Blue for a webinar on July 28 to discuss the how they are navigating the pandemic, their sustainability investments and how the denim industry may change as a result of COVID-19.

Situated nearby to Europe, Africa and Asia, Turkey’s geographic location may make the country’s denim mills an even more appealing partner for brands post-pandemic. Denim can be shipped on a truck from Turkey to Europe in a little over a week, helping to facilitate faster production runs.

This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.

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