Toronto, Canada, August 16, 2018 – Apparel products from four Indonesian firms will be on full display at the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show in Toronto, between August 20 and 22, 2018.
The Indonesian apparel industry is strong, experiencing annual growth averaging 2.6% between 2011 and 2016. Apparel is a priority sector for export into the Canadian market.
Through a cooperation agreement between the Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private-Sector Assistance (TPSA) project and Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, these four apparel producers have been provided with extensive mentoring and coaching to be competitive and reliable suppliers to Canada. The firms will be bringing featured product samples that meet Canadian standards and will be coming prepared with a full range of product catalogs, price lists, and other promotional materials to share with prospective buyers.
According to Maria Fernanda Guzman, Canadian apparel expert with Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada, “these firms represent the best up-and-coming Indonesian apparel producers, chosen by the TPSA project after a long selection process. Over the past two years we have worked closely with these firms to certify their capacity and readiness to deliver to the Canadian import market. I am certain that prospective buyers will be impressed by the wide range of designs, quality, and cost-competitiveness of these products. Several of the firms will also produce to order based on buyer designs or preferences.”
ATSC is the only major international trade show in Canada that provides buyers and sourcing professionals with access to suppliers from across the globe. The show is the go-to place to promote apparel products and to connect with new designers and producers from all over the world.
- Bule Bule Garment has more than 23 years’ experience in the garment and textile industries, all cutting-edge designs incorporating batik and recycled fabrics, all uniquely designed by the owner, Wahyu Janawi Jaya.
- Tiga Selaras Bersama (TSB) is a woman-owned and managed supplier, producing cutting-edge design dresses, skirts, pants, and blouses. With more than 500 workers, the company operates a factory with modern equipment and can produce between 130,000 and 160,000 pieces per month.
- World KNK was started in 2002 producing affordable and high-quality men’s and women’s shirts. The company has a dedicated team of management and staff with a capacity to make over 150,000 pieces of clothing a month.
- COTTONFLAIR is a new fashion line designed by UNIQUE. UNIQUE produces its own fabric and some of the dresses, skirts, pants and blouses are made using traditional Indonesian-themed designs and reinvented them into contemporary looks.
About the TPSA Project
TPSA is a five-year C$12-million project funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and executed by The Conference Board of Canada. The primary implementation partner is the Directorate General for National Export Development, Ministry of Trade. The overall objective of TPSA is to support higher sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in Indonesia through increased trade and trade-enabling investment between Indonesia and Canada. TPSA is intended to increase sustainable and gender-responsive trade and investment opportunities, particularly for Indonesian SMEs, and to increase the use of trade and investment analysis by Indonesian stakeholders for expanded trade and investment partnership between Indonesia and Canada.