The first lady of the Republic of Latvia, Iveta Vejone, while visiting the Riga charity fair, got acquainted with the unique color, design and rich content of the Uzbek stand.
Expositions from 30 countries were brought to the exhibition organized by the International Women's Club of Latvia.
The purpose of Uzbekistan's participation was to promote the spiritual values of the people, to popularize national traditions, rich unique historical and cultural heritage. Therefore, in a wide range of products were presented decorative and applied art, as well as delicious dishes of national cuisine.
The Uzbek platform stopped the guests by the works of artisans and chic outfits made of atlas, adras, and ikat. These types of fabrics are already well known in the fashion world. Every year the demand for them grows, and famous designers are ready to experiment using Uzbek canvases. Recently, silk producers in Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Turkey and other countries have once again demonstrated their unbridled interest by visiting the Uzbek-European Silk Forum held in Vienna.
Bahrom Sharipov, the chairman of the Uzbekipaksanoat association, said that our country is the third largest silk producer in the world after China and India, and to date the Uzbek silk industry has received a tremendous impetus for integrated development based on the creation of a single full-fledged organizational and technological chain.
The Italian companies have already agreed with the Uzbek manufacturers. The president of the Italian Silk Association, Stefano Vitali, is impressed with the pace of development of the silk industry in Uzbekistan, which, according to him, has centuries-old traditions since the Great Silk Road.
The president of the Association of the National Fashion League of Hungary, Gabriella Manyi-Valek, expressed her confidence that the share of Uzbek silk in Europe will continue to grow rapidly. For closer interaction, the fashion league plans to sign a memorandum with the Uzbekipaksanoat association to expand cooperation on the promotion of Uzbek silk in Hungary.
Uzbekipaksanoat association together with FAO, UNIDO and the OPEC Development Fund will begin work on the creation of a special platform to develop the export potential of the region's silk industry Central Asian-European Silk Association, headquartered in Tashkent.