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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

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.


WTO signs MoU to develop global trade helpdesk 26 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

The World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed an MoU to advance the development of an online Global Trade Helpdesk.


Indorama expands in Brazil with fibres acquisition 2 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Thai chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures has made its second acquisition in the last month with the purchase of Brazilian fibres business M&G Fibras Brasil Ltda.


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).

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