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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.

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Chile and Swaziland ratify WTO trade deal 23 Nov 2016

Michelle Russell

Chile and Swaziland have become the latest countries to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in yet another sign of support for the landmark global deal.  


Reebok sees Brazil sales and sourcing boost 9 Nov 2016

Ivan Castano Freeman

Sportswear brand Reebok expects sales in Brazil to rise 10% this year – and is planning to source the same amount locally for the first time – after owner Adidas took over the beleaguered franchise last year, brand manager Julian Salguiero has told just-style.


Brazil maintains Better Cotton top spot 1 Nov 2016

Michelle Russell

Brazil's cotton industry is looking to invest in advanced technology that offers both social and environmental benefits to growing the crop, as the country maintained its position as the largest source of Better Cotton globally last year. 


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). 

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