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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...

Colombia clothing sees boon from rising demand

Colombia’s textile and apparel industry is expected to grow 13% to over $11bn this year – more than double last year's rate – driven by stro...

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

Adidas adds Parley Ocean Plastic to Originals line 15 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

As part of its long-standing partnership with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans, German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled a shoe from its Originals range made with Parley Ocean Plastic.


Argentina adopts Responsible Wool Standard 11 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Argentina’s wool sector is to adopt Textile Exchange's Responsible Wool Standard as a basis for the outreach and training of the country’s sheep farmers.


Retail majors set to disrupt Brazil supply chains 31 Aug 2017

Michelle Russell

The arrival of major retailers such as Amazon in Brazil could enhance the country's supply chains by forcing local firms to think smarter, according to new research.


Compliance and technology focus for IAF Convention 28 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

Compliance and technology as the key drivers for industry and retail will be the theme for this year’s International Apparel Federation (IAF).


Pacific Alliance planning trade talks with four countries? 21 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

The Pacific Alliance Latin American trade bloc is understood to be preparing to begin formal negotiations towards a trade agreement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore.


Peru targets $3bn textile exports with new fibres push 4 Jul 2017

Ivan Castano Freeman

Peru is aiming to double its textile and apparel exports to $3bn and generate 200,000 jobs by 2024 as part of a plan to restructure the ailing sector.

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