The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association said that the country has managed to capture more than $200 million in the industry in one year since the 35th IAF (International Apparel Federation) Fashion Convention organized last year by the PRGMEA in Lahore in November, which is expected to expand further.
PRGMEA Central Chairman Sohail A. Sheikh said this at a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of last year’s global summit, where he cut the cake along with Chief Organizer Ijaz Khokhar and members of the PRGMEA Executive Committee. Sohail A. Sheikh said this operation was organized to hold Pakistan’s interaction with more than 250 International Apparel Federation (IAF) foreign delegates alive, providing them with a forum for engaging with local clothing entrepreneurs and placing maximum orders in this challenging post-pandemic economic crunch period.
In the wake of the 35th IAF mega global summit, PRGMEA-IAF engagement, we have produced more than $200 million markets so far, considering the global lockdown in the corona pandemic, while more trade negotiations are also underway between the foreign buyers and Pakistan’s apparel industry, noted PRGMEA Central Chairman. He also referred to the latest greeting message from PM Commerce Advisor Abdul Razak Dawood, who praised PRGMEA’s efforts when Hugo Boss, Germany’s apparel company, placed the first sportswear order in Pakistan. The PM’s advisor also congratulated Chief Organizer Ijaz Khokhar on bringing the IAF Convention to Pakistan. Sohail A. Sheikh noted that in addition to updating foreign buyers on what Pakistan made, the world-class event highlighted Pakistan’s true and soft picture, ensuring contact between Pakistani exporters and international textile chains