The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is ready to launch Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair 2014 (BIFF&BIL 2014) this week. Manufacturers of fashion products, textile items and leather goods showcase their collections and craftsmanship in over 700 booths. The event shows off to the potential of fashion and leather industries from Thai, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Spain, Malaysia and Indonesia. At the same time, it reemphasizes ASEAN’s status as a hub in this region’s fashion and leather industries, with its close economic ties with external partners in the ASEAN Plus framework.

Ms. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, director-general of DITP says that BIFF&BIL 2014, opening on Wednesday, is ASEAN’s major trade fair for fashion and leather industries. The event is a result of close collaboration between DITP and fashion, textile and leather Industries, associations and institutes. It is also organised to showcase the potential of Thailand’s fashion and leather industries, all complete from upstream to downstream manufacturing, and to drive Thailand toward becoming an integrated hub for manufacturing, marketing, and trade of the fashion, textile, leather and footwear industries in ASEAN and Asia. In addition, this fair will serve as a major forum where leather and fashion designers launch their products to the global market.