Jordan clothing sector prepares for Eid rush, 80% clothes reach showrooms

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AMMAN — On Wednesday, Al-Mamlaka TV reported that over 80 percent of clothing and footwear goods have reached the warehouses and showrooms designated for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr.اضافة اعلان

Sultan Allan, the representative of the clothing, footwear, fabrics, and jewelry sector of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce and President of the Textile, Readymade Clothes and Footwear Syndicate, stated that only a small portion of the goods remain in customs centers or are expected to arrive soon. He also highlighted positive trends in purchasing behavior for clothing and footwear and anticipated active commercial activity during Ramadan.

“We hope that the Ramadan season will be a savior and remedy for traders’ conditions… The goods are diverse, and prices are stable,” according to Allan.

On average, individual spending on clothing and footwear in Jordan in 2023 amounted to JD109, as reported by a study conducted by the Textile, Readymade Clothes and Footwear Syndicate.

Clothing items come from various markets, with the majority originating from China, Turkey, and non-Arab Asian and European countries.

Allan also observed a shift in consumer purchasing behavior, with some returning to traditional markets instead of relying solely on online stores. He mentioned complaints regarding the quality of goods received by buyers, which sometimes differ from the representations seen in online stores.

Regarding these complaints, Allan clarified that they pertain to unlicensed external and internal online stores, and the union lacks authority over such platforms, making it challenging to assist complainants.

Consumers are increasingly aware when visiting local stores, where product quality is assured, and responsibility lies with regulatory authorities.

The clothing, footwear, and fabrics sector encompass approximately 11,000 establishments across the kingdom, employing 63,000 predominantly Jordanian workers. Additionally, 180 brand names are operating and investing in the local market.

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