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Brazil textile, apparel recovery shifts into gear

Brazil's textile and apparel sector expects to generate 10,000 jobs this year and lift revenues by 1% to BRL123bn ($39bn) as Latin America's...

Colombia garment makers invest $40m in production

Colombia's top textile and garment suppliers are making big investments to boost manufacturing automation and innovation and win new orders...

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...

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

Ivan Castano Freeman

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" athletic socks 8 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

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.

Perry Ellis inks Gotcha Peru licensing deal 7 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a licensing deal with Comercial ECCSA/Ripley Corp for men's, women's and kids' apparel, accessories and footwear under the skate and surf sportswear Gotcha brand in Chile.

São Paulo project backs decent work for migrants 8 May 2017

Beth Wright

A new partnership has been launched in Brazil's São Paulo state to promote decent work in the region's textile and apparel sector, with a particular focus on migrant workers.

Ministers meet to discuss way forward after TPP 15 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Ministers and officials representing the 12 countries of the now-abandoned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, plus China and South Korea, met to discuss a way forward this week, but a decision on a new trade pact is yet to be agreed.

Sequential Brands enters Brazil with license deal 10 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

Brand management company Sequential Brands has signed a long-term license agreement with SPR Indústria de Confecção Ltda to bring its basketball brand AND1, active lifestyle brand AVIA, and skate brand DVS to Brazil.

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