Islamic fashion industry to grow to 484 bln dlr in 2019

(AGI) Turin, July 28 - The Islamic fashion industry has aturnover of 300 billion dollars, which is forecast to grow to484 billion dollars in 2019. The Islamic fashion market is alsogreatly interested in the opportunities offered by the Made inItaly industry. This is what came out of the "Turin ModestFashion Roundtable", organised in Turin by the Dubai Chamberand Thomson Reuters. The largest numbers of Muslim consumersare in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Iran, SaudiArabia and Nigeria. Gianmarco Montanari, the city manager ofthe Municipal Council of Turin, said: "Italy is the

(AGI) Turin, July 28 - The Islamic fashion industry has aturnover of 300 billion dollars, which is forecast to grow to484 billion dollars in 2019. The Islamic fashion market is alsogreatly interested in the opportunities offered by the Made inItaly industry. This is what came out of the "Turin ModestFashion Roundtable", organised in Turin by the Dubai Chamberand Thomson Reuters. The largest numbers of Muslim consumersare in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Iran, SaudiArabia and Nigeria. Gianmarco Montanari, the city manager ofthe Municipal Council of Turin, said: "Italy is the world'sfourth-largest producer in these markets. The Islamic fashionmarket is already particularly attractive and is witnessing anoutstanding upward trend thanks to the presence of young peoplewith considerable purchasing capacity seeking innovativesolutions. At the Turin Forum there are around 90 participants,including entrepreneurs, producers, event organisers, fashionmedia professionals and representatives of institutions from 20nations in five continents. Approximately 65 percent of theentrepreneurs present are women." Alia Khan, the president ofthe Islamic Fashion Design Council, commented: "The Islamicfashion market is a global market with a considerable demand.We like the quality and the undeniable design of Made in Italyfashion." Lastly, Silvio Cattaneo of the Italian Chamber ofCommerce in the United Arab Emirates, explained: "It is a veryappealing territory. To our benefit there is the fact that Madein Italy products are still very attractive. We have to adaptto their taste without, however, forgetting the Italianimprint." (AGI). .