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Online 1.9.2022

Business opportunities for textile in Türkiye

10.00 – 11.00 (EEST)

MS Teams


Further information

Marika Ollaranta
Head of Decarbonizing Industries, RRF
marika.ollaranta (at)


Nilufer Alapinar
Senior Advisor, Region Europe Central
nilufer.alapinar (at)

We welcome you to learn about the results of a market study focusing on the overview of the Turkish textile industry, especially solutions and key factors related to sustainability and carbon reduction, and the opportunities for Finnish companies in this field. The webinar is targeted for Finnish companies that have solutions to create the green transition in the textile industry and want to gain understanding about the market opportunities in Türkiye, and for everyone else interested in the subject.

Textile is one of the leading industries in Türkiye making fifteen percent of the total Turkish exports. Türkiye is the sixth biggest exporter in the world and the third biggest supplier to Europe after China in ready to wear. The country is the seventh biggest cotton producer in the world and there are ninety-one thousand companies in the industry providing employment to 1.1 million people.

The Turkish textile industry has strong drivers promoting further investment in sustainability and in carbon reduction, such as strong regulatory pressure, strict customer and stakeholder demand, and the ambitious targets to maintain international competitiveness to rank in the top 3 suppliers globally. Turkish sustainable transformation strategy, The Green Deal Action Plan, reinforces the existing regulatory guidance, increase the R&D and innovation studies and pressure in the ecosystem.

Finnish companies’ advantages entering the Turkish textile industry are strong competence in carbon reduction technologies, high R&D investments, intense collaboration between ecosystem elements in Finland, and extensive network.


10.00-10.05 Opening of the webinar by Marika Ollaranta, Head of Decarbonizing Industries RRF
10.05-10.10 Introducing the Team Finland personnel in Türkiye, Nilufer Alapinar, Senior Advisor
10.10-10.40 Presenting the results of the market study, Deniz Kabaağaç, BKP Research & Consulting
10.40-10.50 Company presentation: Experiences about sustainability in textiles in Türkiye
10.50-11.00 Q&A and next steps
11.00 End of the webinar