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Peru's recovery mired by politics & China imports

The Peruvian clothing industry is criticising government aid programmes that are supposed to help companies recover from the Covid-19 pandem...

Peru to boost backward linkages focusing on alpaca

The Peruvian government has created a textile and clothing industry roundtable group charged with forging domestic backward linkages, with a...

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...

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.

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Kevingston builds just-in-time digital printing production model 10 Dec 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Argentina-based garment manufacturer and retailer Kevingston is building an efficient just-in-time direct-to-garment (DTG) production model, with a focus on expanding its catalogue and minimising overstock.

Brazilian fashion brands falling short on supply chain transparency 2 Dec 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Only five of 40 brands recently surveyed by the Fashion Transparency Index in Brazil disclosed their policies on payment of suppliers, and three published the percentage of payment of suppliers made on time and according to the agreed terms, showing fashion brands in the country are falling short when it comes to supply chain transparency.

Walmart to divest Argentina operation 11 Nov 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Retail giant Walmart Inc has agreed to sell its business in Argentina to Latin American group Grupo de Narvaez.

Brazil’s Santista developing Covid-free denim treatment 17 Jul 2020

Ivan Castano Freeman

Brazilian textile major Santista Textil is set to launch a new fabric treatment that protects workwear, denim and other apparel from SARS-CoV-2, the strain that causes the novel coronavirus – and sees it as a potential game-changer for its business.

Brazil sees jump in share of China’s cotton import market 2 Jul 2020

Michelle Russell

Brazil has been the prime beneficiary of the US’s losses in China, as the South American country saw its share of the Chinese cotton import market jump by 170% in 2018/19, new data shows.

Fashion brands cut ties with Peru alpaca wool 5 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

Fashion retailers including Esprit, Gap Inc and H&M Group are said to have cut ties with a leading alpaca farmer and fibre exporter in Peru following an undercover investigation by animal rights group PETA US.

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