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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...

Peru to double textile and apparel exports by 2017

Peru plans to double its textile and apparel exports by 2017 and invest over $60m to promote its key designer brands in international market...

Colombia clothing sector eyes European market

Colombia's clothing export sector is eyeing Europe as a key market for diversifying its sales away from a reliance on the United States and...

Latest Interviews

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

IAF World Fashion Convention takes shape 24 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

Details are starting to emerge on the next International Apparel Federation (IAF) World Fashion Convention, which takes place later this year in Medellín, Colombia.


Fake sporting goods intercepted ahead of World Cup 18 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Thousands of counterfeit sporting goods have been intercepted during an international enforcement operation in the run up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


STF Group installs PLM for Studio F and ELA brands 12 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

Women's clothing manufacturer STF Group SA has signed up as Centric Software's first product lifecycle management (PLM) software customer in Latin America.


Exports rise as US-Colombia FTA marks two years 21 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Textile and fabric exports from the US to Colombia have surged 28% to $98m in the two years since the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement came into effect.


Venezuela fights inflation with fair prices law 7 Apr 2014

Michelle Russell

The Venezuelan Government and 17 private companies have signed a deal to establish fair prices for garments and household goods.


Brazilian textile industry cuts water usage by 90% 1 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

The Brazilian textile industry has cut the use of water in production by 90% over the last ten years due to modern technologies, new research has revealed.

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