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Venezuela turmoil strangles apparel production

As political chaos continues to engulf crisis-stricken Venezuela, the country's textile and apparel industry is on the verge of collapse – w...

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...

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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Retail majors set to disrupt Brazil supply chains 31 Aug 2017

Michelle Russell

The arrival of major retailers such as Amazon in Brazil could enhance the country's supply chains by forcing local firms to think smarter, according to new research.

Compliance and technology focus for IAF Convention 28 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

Compliance and technology as the key drivers for industry and retail will be the theme for this year’s International Apparel Federation (IAF).

Pacific Alliance to expand trade talks? 21 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

The Pacific Alliance Latin American trade bloc is understood to be preparing to begin formal negotiations towards a trade agreement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore.

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.

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