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Fashion Week in Israel

February 4, 1981
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— Some 300 foreign buyers from over a dozen countries are here this week, inspecting the fashion goods displayed by 82 local manufacturers at this year’s Israel fall/winter fashion week at the Hilton Hotel. The organizers said they were not worried by the decline in the number of buyers, from 500 last year. Israeli fashions were in brisk demand despite the worldwide economic slowdown which had kept some buyers at home.

Fashion center and export institute sources said exports were down to the U.S. this year due to high customs barriers, but fashion exports to Britain had increased by over 80 percent between 1978 and 1980. West Germany remains Israel’s main customer for fashion goods. It purchased $127 million worth last year. Exports to Britain, Holland and France have also risen, industry sources said.

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