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Colombia hosts trade show

Colombiatex was held January 24 to 26. This is a trade show for fabrics, textiles, findings and trimmings, machinery and chemicals in the clothing and home industry. Colombiatex not only establishes the business agenda for the American continent but also brings together supply and demand from every segment of the industry and every fashion category. It is the scenario where national and international brands can begin their journey of distribution throughout Latin America.

It is meant for textile producers and distributors for garments, footwear and fine leather as well as companies who base their activities on technical and industrial applications, equipment, machinery and supplies for the fashion, home and footwear and fine leather industry.

The three-day event hosted over 21,924 national and international visitors, 5.5 per cent more than last year. It had 510 exhibitors, mainly from Colombia, India, Brazil, Spain and Italy, as well as 1,928 international buyers, nine per cent more than last year.

Close to 41 per cent of the investments were directed towards textile purchases, 23 per cent for machinery and equipment, ten per cent for trims and fittings, seven per cent for chemical products, seven per cent for threads and yarns and 12 per cent registered for other categories.