Organisers of the next Colombiatex textile trade fair are hoping the event will be boosted by international buyers from countries with which Colombia has free trade agreements, including the  US, Canada and Switzerland.

Proexport Colombia says to date buyers have been invited from 26 countries to attend Colombiatex 2012, which is organised by Inexmoda.

During the fair, Proexport Colombia will set up business meetings between Colombian exporters and international buyers. Exhibitors include full package producers, as well as suppliers of inputs including fabric, embroidery, lace, elastics, buttons and zippers.

Colombiatex will take place from 24-26 January 2012 at the Plaza Mayor de Medellín.