Fashion business will grow in 2016, Association says.
Dwi Iskandar, chairman of Bali Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC), said that the fashion business in Indonesia is expected to grow by 20 to 30 percent in 2016.
"We believed that  is better than last year. We also hope our members will use Balinese fabrics, such as the endek, tenun and songket so that the fabric can be [recognized] outside Bali," said Dwi on Monday, January 18, 2016.
Dwi believed that Indonesian fashion products, especially from Bali, has the ability to compete with products fron other Southeast Asian countries. Dwi added that Indonesian fashion products has its own local cultural richness.
"Last year, we promote flashy colors. For this year, we will still be colorful, but with a more natural touch with monochrome colors," Dwi said.
Dwi added that textile export from Bali will continue to attract customers. "Our products are mostly exported to Europe and Asia. Compared with other Southeast Asian countries, they can't compete with Indonesia because business players in Indonesia focues on quality rather that quantity," said Dwi.