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Peru to double textile and apparel exports by 2017 22 Apr 2013

Peru plans to double its textile and apparel exports by 2017 and invest over $60m to promote its key designer brands in international markets.


Peruvian textile industry expands global reach 18 May 2011

Peru's textiles and apparel industry is poised for strong gains in 2011, driven by strong consumption and buoyant exports, according to Jose Luis Peroni, president of the apparel committee of Peru's leading textiles association Acotex.


ANALYSIS: Peruvian texiles see recovery after 2009 collapse 25 Jun 2010

Peru's textile and apparel industry hopes to recover its fortunes next year when US and other exports are expected to pick up strongly and domestic consumption is likely to improve, just-style has learnt.

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Peru targets $3bn textile exports with new fibres push 4 Jul 2017

Peru is aiming to double its textile and apparel exports to $3bn and generate 200,000 jobs by 2024 as part of a plan to restructure the ailing sector.


New yarn tech could "revolutionise" the athletic sock industry 8 Jun 2017

South American hosiery solution provider Solara has developed a patented moisture management system it claims could "revolutionise" the athletic sock industry thanks to its ability to wick away moisture from the body and more efficiently spread perspiration.


Peru apparel jobs at risk from rise in undervalued imports 31 Aug 2016

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). 


US confirms labour concerns in Peru apparel sector 22 Mar 2016

A US Department of Labour report has raised significant concerns about workers' rights and labour law enforcement in Peru's textile and apparel sectors – leading to new questions regarding the labour rights record of a key member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


Human rights groups file Peru labour complaint 24 Jul 2015

A number of US and Peruvian human rights and union groups have filed a complaint alleging Peru's government failed to enforce basic garment sector labour laws under the terms of a free trade pact.


PERU: Applies anti-dumping duties on five China apparel imports 23 Dec 2013

Peru's National Institute for Defense Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has applied anti-dumping duties on five types of clothing imported from China.


PERU: Hialpesa factory workers object to "sham" contracts 6 Nov 2013

One of Peru's largest and most profitable textile and clothing companies, Hilandería de Algodón Peruana (Hialpesa) is alleged to have turned away workers who refused to sign "sham" employment contracts.


PERU: Calls for labour reform a "hot-button" issue 15 Apr 2013

Efforts by a group of US apparel brands and retailers to persuade the Peruvian government to repeal legislation that allows the use of short-term contracts in the country's garment industry have, as yet, generated no formal response, just-style has learnt.


PERU: US brands tell government to repeal worker law 6 Mar 2013

Leading apparel brands from the US are urging the Peruvian government to repeal legislation which allows suppliers to use short-term contracts to employ their workers.


HONG KONG: Esprit shares slide despite profit growth 26 Sep 2012

Hong Kong based clothing retailer Esprit today (26 September) seen its share price drop despite recording soaring full-year profits.