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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

La Moda adopts design solution for process revamp 23 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Brazilian fashion giant La Moda has given its business a production makeover as part of a collaboration with Lectra which has seen the adoption of a new design solution from the technology specialist.

Senegal and Uruguay ratify WTO trade deal 1 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Senegal and Uruguay have become the latest countries to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in a further sign of support for the landmark global deal.  

Peru apparel jobs at risk from undervalued imports 31 Aug 2016

Ivan Castano Freeman

Peru’s struggling textiles and apparel industry could lose thousands of jobs if the government fails to stem a flood of sub- or undervalued Asian imports, according to industry association Sociedad Nacional de Industrias (SNI). 

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.

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