Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTİB) continues to hold seminars to impart a new vision of life in business and inform its members about the developments in the sector in collaboration with Association of Turkish Home Textile Industrialists and Businessmen (TETSİAD).
Within the scope of the online programs, the “New Balance Language Home Textile” seminar, attended by the famous Fashion Designer Bahar Korçan as a speaker, was held with the intense participation of UTİB and TETSİAD members. In the seminar, Bahar Korçan explained the adaptation process to the new order in the world and what needs to be done after the pandemic process and said that they achieved successful predictions with the New Balance Language study. Bahar Korçan, explaining that the changing lifestyles, business life, and predictable developments with the pandemic process, said, “When we follow the designers and trends in the world, it was usual to predict the changes that will occur. We consumed the natural resources in our world very quickly. It was obvious that we would get stuck somewhere and experience a breaking point. The most important thing we will do now will be to adjust ourselves to this situation. This situation is valid for both our business life and our daily life”.
Adapting to the New World is Necessary Now!
Stating that in the new process, spaces have been purified from human life and people have started to socialize in virtual environments and to run their business, Bahar Korçan said, “The new time period gives us new dreams. We reconstruct life. We are aware that many things we know no longer fit into this new time frame. Home textile, ready-to-wear and sub-sectors, which were born out of needs, started to serve another world. Our situation has changed the moment we started breaking away from nature. The necessity has come to adapt to the new world that we have shaped. We are now in a rapid transformation arising from responsibility. We need to rewrite the terms. We have to organize this chaos that we caused together. As the priority list of our needs changes, every sector now has to adapt to the new economic model. “Our priority should now be to restore the balance between human and the nature.”
Collections with Stories Should Be Produced
Korçan emphasized that sustainability would bring producers and individuals to the naive balance platform that they need to win in nature by removing a lot of unnecessary thoughts, passion and details that they do not need. She continued to say:
“While determining the 2020-2021 home textile trends, it is inevitable that a sustainable, mindful perspective constitutes the main roof in this sense. The home textile industry also needs to adapt itself to the new life order. I would like to see more unique, more filtered collections in collection items and the market will move towards that. Apart from millions of meters products that were sold, having filtered collections developed by better selected designers, more signed collections will lead us to branding. Now we come to the turns that will force the sector representatives more. The way to get out of these turns is to produce collections that have a story and where it is clear. While talking about the decrease in natural resources in the world, the collections produced need to be reviewed. We have now passed the breaking point. At this stage, the course will be determined by the brands put forward by the sector representatives themselves.”