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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

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.


IAF Convention tackles fashion industry challenges 3 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

With less than a month to go before the start of its annual World Fashion convention, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has released more details of the line-up, which includes speakers from Desigual and Disney, McKinsey and the World Bank.


Latin America unions aim to build global framework 3 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Trade union leaders from Latin America’s textile, garment, footwear and leather sectors have met to discuss how to use international connections to build union power.


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.

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