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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...

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...

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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

Stahl buys last Clariant leather chemicals unit 5 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

Dutch chemicals and coatings group Stahl, which already owns most of Clariant's Leather Services Business following a deal earlier this year, has now added the company's remaining operations in Brazil to its portfolio.


Messe Frankfurt adds three Argentinean trade fairs 9 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt has expanded its portfolio of specialist textile and garment industry trade fairs by taking over three Argentinean events: Emitex, Simatex and Confemaq.


Aeropostale to step into Chile 6 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is to launch its namesake and PS from Aeropostale brands in Chile under a licensing agreement with Sociedad Comercial Grupo Yes SpA.


IAF's 30th Convention kickstarts in Colombia 1 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)'s 30th annual convention launched in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday (29 September), luring 330 delegates from over 15 countries to discuss the industry's latest challenges.


Denim expert Goldschmied joins IAF convention 18 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Adriano Goldschmied, the creator of iconic denim lines Diesel, Replay and AG Adriano Goldschmied and adviser to many other denim brands, is joining the speaker line-up at the annual IAF World Fashion convention taking place later this month.


Brazil cotton database to enhance transparency 10 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (ABRAPA) is to set up a national cotton database in a bid to provide greater transparency and quality assurance of its raw fibre.

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