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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.

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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.


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.

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