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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

Supply chain transparency index launches in Brazil 11 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Reinforcing its relevance as one of the major players in the industry, Brazil has become the first country to have a national edition of the Fashion Transparency Index published.

AMARO selects PLM to increase speed 11 Oct 2018

Beth Wright

Brazilian online direct-to-consumer fashion brand AMARO has invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to further synchronise its operations and boost speed-to-market.

G20 ministers recognise "urgent need" to improve WTO 24 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

G20 trade ministers have acknowledged the "urgent need" to discuss current events in international trade and the ways in which to improve the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Argentina drafts new footwear labelling requirements 28 Aug 2018

Michelle Russell

Argentina has unveiled draft new labelling requirements for footwear sold in the country that updates and restructures existing legislation.

US notes issues of concern in Colombia trade pact 7 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

US trade officials have flagged a number of concerns – including those relating to textiles and apparel – in its free trade agreement with Colombia.

Colombia joins the OECD 6 Jun 2018

Leonie Barrie

Colombia has become the third Latin American country to join the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in a move that will help boost its global standing as well as attract foreign investment that could accelerate economic progress.

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