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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...

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...

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

Five dead at Chile garment factory amid protests 28 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

At least five garment workers have died in Chile after the factory they were working at was torched by looters amid a wave of protests over living costs and inequality.


Amaro boosts product development with PLM 23 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Brazilian online direct-to-consumer fashion brand Amaro has improved the agility of its product development process after implementing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.


Riachuelo to reduce time to market with PLM 8 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Brazilian retail chain Riachuelo has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help drive greater agility, speed and innovation.


Investors call for closer attention to supply chains on deforestation risks 23 Sep 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A coalition of over 200 investors is calling on companies to pay closer attention to their supply chains and play their part in stopping the destruction of the Amazon.


Argentine apparel makers see few Mercosur gains 16 Sep 2019

Ivan Castano Freeman

Argentina's textile and apparel industry expects revenues to fall sharply in 2019 as a growing financial and economic crisis fuels a decline in clothing production and consumption. 


H&M latest to suspend Brazil leather sourcing 9 Sep 2019

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has become the latest apparel retailer to suspend the sourcing of leather from Brazil over environmental concerns.

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