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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...

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...

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

Vicunha measures water footprint of a pair of jeans 8 Jul 2019

Leonie Barrie

Brazilian denim giant Vicunha Textil is helping to raise awareness of water consumption in the fashion supply chain thanks to a project to measure the entire water footprint of a pair of jeans from cotton cultivation to the end consumer.


Netshoes, Magazine Luiza complete merger 17 Jun 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Brazil-based Netshoes, an online sports retailer, has completed its merger with Magazine Luiza, one of the South American country's largest retail companies.


Lunelli Group picks PLM to boost speed to market 26 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Brazilian fashion group Lunelli Group has invested in a PLM system to support its digital transformation and boost speed to market.


Winning ways to support organic cotton farming in Brazil 18 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The C&A Foundation has named a number of innovations that it intends to support to help smallholder organic cotton farmers in Brazil to increase their overall productivity and living standards.


Indorama completes Brazil fibres acquisition 26 Feb 2019

Beth Wright

Thai chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL) has completed its acquisition of M&G Fibras Brasil for an undisclosed sum.


G20 declaration supports reform of WTO 4 Dec 2018

Beth Wright

A joint declaration has been signed by all G20 nations that supports the "necessary reform" of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and recognises the current multilateral trading system is "falling short" of its objectives.

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