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Colombia pushes fabric innovation to the fore

Colombia's textiles and apparel industry is boosting innovation with a string of brands highlighting products featuring coffee-based fibres,...

IAF convention calls for innovation and inclusion

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly c...

Booming demand boosts Colombia apparel and textile

Colombia's textiles and apparel industry is set to grow 7% to $9bn in 2014, buoyed by strong domestic sales. The forecast comes as sourcing...

International cotton group mulls fibre promotion

Senior figures within the global cotton industry are considering promoting sales of their fibre proactively for the first time, as price shi...

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

Call for Argentine textile sector improvements 25 Aug 2015

Michelle Russell

Five textile industry unions have joined forces to call for better legislation and collective bargaining to improve “precarious” work conditions in Argentina's textile sector.


Human rights groups file Peru labour complaint 24 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

A number of US and Peruvian human rights and union groups have filed a complaint alleging Peru's government failed to enforce basic garment sector labour laws under the terms of a free trade pact.


Zara rebuts labour rights violation claims 14 May 2015

Richard Woodard

Inditex has moved to dismiss claims that its Zara retail fashion business has failed to resolve “numerous labour rights violations” in its supply chain in Brazil.


Brazilian footwear firms step up export efforts 20 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

Brazilian footwear firms are stepping up their export efforts as part of a BRL41.4m (US$15.7m) programme over the next two years to target new customers in the US, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, China and Russia.


Ecuador set for enhanced trading status with EU 17 Dec 2014

Richard Woodard

Ecuador is poised to enjoy enhanced trading status with the European Union after the signing of a protocol between the two parties.


Premiere Vision Brazil to add apparel makers 1 Dec 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

Premiere Vision Sao Paulo is boosting its presence in Brazil with plans to add a space for apparel manufacturers to broaden its services to meet needs of the whole garment-making chain.

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