Aegean Exporters’ Associations – Sustainability Talks: Innovative Textile Solutions From Finland In Green Deal Perspective

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Business Finland together with Finnish Textile and Fashion and Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association organize an event for knowledge sharing and business matching to enable co-operation between Finnish and Turkish companies. From Finland, we target companies that are able to provide competitive solutions to transform textile industry to more sustainable direction.

In this online matchmaking event, Finnish companies that offer solutions for sustainable textile industry have a possibility to pitch their innovation to Turkish manufacturers who are producing for large international brands (e.g. Hugo Boss, Inditex Group, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, and alike). Each pitching slot will be (5 minutes). Before the matchmaking part there will be a 30-minute webinar including insight about the Green Deal and Turkish textile industry that is open for everybody. Please register for pitching by June 14th and for audience June 15th the latest.


Webinar – Circular Economy and Green Deal

13:30-13:40 Opening Remarks Burak Sertbaş, President, Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association
13:40-13:50 Opening Remarks Marika Ollaranta, Head of Bio & Circular Economy Program, Business Finland
13:50-14:00 Finnish fashion and textile companies on Green Deal and sustainability, Satumaija Mäki, STJM – Finnish Textile and Fashion Association
14:00-14:15 Questions and Answers

Company Networking Sessions

14:15-14:45 Circular Economy Solutions from Finland
14:45-15:15 Expectations of Finnish Brands – green deal perspective
Finnish companies have solutions to turn textile waste and wood into next generation fibres and extend the lifecycle of textiles, as well as replace plastics with bio gradable materials.

About half of Turkey’s textile exports go to the European Union (EU) countries, and Turkey is the second largest supplier to the EU. In order not to lose this important position, stakeholders in the Turkish textile industry is in a position to fulfill the obligations of the Green Deal on time,even before its competitors. One of the most important priorities of the sector is zero waste practices in the textile sector. The textiles represents 7.3 billion $ export. With 24.4 billion $ export volume in 2020 together, Turkish textile and apparel industry ranks second after automotive industry.

Business Finland is a government owned organization for innovation funding and trade, travel and investment promotion. Business Finland is developing Finland the most attractive, competitive innovation environment, and the most enticing target for investment in the world.

Finnish Textile and Fashion is the central organization for textile, clothing and fashion companies in Finland. They promote Finnish textile and fashion industry and the member companies globally.

Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association is a non-governmental organization established under the law and working in close collaboration with the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade. The Association represents approximately 1.300 member companies which are located in/or around the Aegean Region of Turkey and active in the fields of manufacturing and exporting a wide range of top-quality apparel products. Major manufacturers and exporters such as Hugo Boss, Sun Textile and Uniteks are operating in the Aegean Region. 20 members of Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association export more than 10 million $, and 129 of its members export more than 1 million $ a year.

Registration: Please register for pitching by June 14th and for audience June 15th the latest via this link