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Colombia clothing sees boon from rising demand

Colombia’s textile and apparel industry is expected to grow 13% to over $11bn this year – more than double last year's rate – driven by stro...

Colombia faces challenges in fashion export drive

Colombian textile and apparel firms are striving to boost their fast-fashion and value-added capabilities as a soaring dollar fuels US deman...

Colombia calls for more FTAs and export financing

Colombia needs a free-trade deal with Brazil, to fix a US cumulation dispute, and boost financing for export-hungry enterprises, if it is to...

Argentina needs $600m to modernise manufacturing

Argentina's textile and apparel industry is facing a flat 2015 amid falling consumption, exports and profits – but the new boss of industry...

Latest Interviews

Diesel's co-founder works to beat the denim blues 3 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

Adriano Goldschmied, Diesel's co-founder, is working to promote a new stretch fabric he hopes will turn around the fortunes of the $50bn denim industry.


Colombia eyes new markets amid Venezuela row 13 Jul 2010

Ivan Castano Freeman

These days, Colombian textile producers are engaged in much soul searching. Everyone is in a scramble to find new markets after exports to Venezuela, its number one market, have plunged.

Latest News

Archroma develops online Color Atlas library 11 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has added a digital feature to its cotton poplin colour library allowing users to access it easier on the go.


WTO rules against Colombia on apparel tariffs 10 Jun 2016

Leonie Barrie

The World Trade Organzation (WTO) has upheld an earlier decision that Colombia has broken world trade rules over a tariff it imposed on imports of textiles, apparel and footwear from Panama.


Zoe Moda gains efficiency with shopfloor control 28 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Full package Colombian apparel manufacturer Zoe Moda has seen a 20% increase in overall efficiency at its at its facility in Medellin in just one month after adopting a new shopfloor control solution.


US confirms labour concerns in Peru apparel sector 22 Mar 2016

Michelle Russell

A US Department of Labour report has raised significant concerns about workers' rights and labour law enforcement in Peru's textile and apparel sectors – leading to new questions regarding the labour rights record of a key member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


Colombia eyes export boost with business forum 11 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

Colombia's apparel industry will be hoping its latest matchmaking forum will contribute to boosting  the country's export network, this year hosting over 2,000 suppliers and 1,000 international buyers.


Innovation seen driving Colombian textile industry 9 Feb 2016

Katie Smith

Innovation, leading-edge technology and intelligent fabrics are some of the key factors expected to drive the Colombian textile industry in 2016. 

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