Islamabad: Pakistani textile traders attended the 2021 World Textile Merchandising Conference, which began on Tuesday in Keqiao district, Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, East China. The topic of this year’s textile merchandising conference, which will run until October 29, is digital technology and green development.

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Abdullah Afridi, a well-known garment and textile exporter from Keqiao who attended the conference with a fellow businessman, Mahmood Khan, told APP that the meeting would serve as a bridge for international cooperation and open up new chances for the textile industry.

Shaikh Shafiq Jhokwala, the Chief Coordinator of the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturer and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), also participated in the meeting through video message from Karachi.

He claimed that Chinese textile traders may profit from the Pakistani market by importing garments because of the country’s high quality and low cost.

Keqiao, a region with the most complete textile industry chain in the adjacent country, has the strongest textile manufacturing capacity and is home to China Textile City, the world’s largest textile distribution centre.

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China Textile City, which opened in the 1980s, is a 3.9 million square metre market with more than 28,000 business rooms, 40,000 different items, 30,000 registered operators, and more than 6,000 foreign buyers. The conference will include over 60 textile firms from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, and South Korea, both online and offline.

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