The changes in the economic and political conditions, the convergance of markets and the unfair competition created by those following the leadership of China, are changing not only the face of economy but also the business life of the industries in developing countries.
What never changes is that in advancing our young nation, our industrilization efforts are always firmly grounded in the ideals and reforms of our eternal leader Atatürk.
Founded in 1961 with this idea and drive, ‘Turkish Textile Employers’ Association’ continues to warrant the quality and success of the modern business life in Turkey, despite the growing demands and difficulties in the Textile Industry.
The employers of Turkey's leading industry are full aware of how economic factors govern all kinds of stability and they work to improve economy, which in turn improves sustainability.
In our day and age the concept of ‘sustainable business’ has gained significant prominence, much more than the concept of ‘social dialogue’ which has been a constant in the westernization and modernization process.
Private sector investments that are formed by grand ideas and reinforced by strong intuition are no longer under the responsibility of only the employer but have become more and more of a responsibility of the labor force as well.
This enthusiastic approach of the Turkish business world however still strives to meet the challanges of increasing energy costs, growing demands of the labor force and the concerns of the short-term financial arrangements.
Today Turkish textile and ready-made clothing industries are still the engine of the Turkish economy and their contributions have reached 100 billion dollars of integrated and advanced technology invesment, over 2 millions of direct employment, 25% of the export revenue and 11% of the national gross income.
Only in the last decade, the Turkish Textile Industry has singlehandedly contributed over 75 billion dollars to the Customs Union negotiations process between Turkey and EU and has reinforced this contribution with various investments in the education system in the country.