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Peru apparel makers bet on alpaca to grow exports

Peruvian clothing manufacturers are betting on a local fibre with international renown to grow exports: Alpaca....

Latin America makers eye blockchain & Industry 4.0

Latin American apparel makers and retailers are eyeing blockchain technologies and delving into Industry 4.0 manufacturing to tackle rising...

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...

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 as Venezuela row continues 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.

Latest News

Nike brand shifts South America business to distributors 7 Feb 2020

Beth Wright

Nike is shifting its Nike Brand business in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay to strategic distributor partnerships, with its operations in these countries moving to key South American partners. 


Textil del Valle adds digital direct-to-garment printing 3 Jan 2020

Leonie Barrie

Textil del Valle South America, a vertically integrated garment manufacturing giant based in Peru, has added digital direct-to-garment printing to its production capabilities.


Lenzing to open world’s largest wood pulp plant in Brazil 2 Jan 2020

Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is investing in the construction of the world's largest wood pulp plant in Brazil in a move aimed at growing the company's speciality fibre business and strengthening its market position.


Five dead at Chile garment factory amid protests 28 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

At least five garment workers have died in Chile after the factory they were working at was torched by looters amid a wave of protests over living costs and inequality.


Amaro boosts product development with PLM 23 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Brazilian online direct-to-consumer fashion brand Amaro has improved the agility of its product development process after implementing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.


Riachuelo to reduce time to market with PLM 8 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Brazilian retail chain Riachuelo has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help drive greater agility, speed and innovation.

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