Colombia Tex held in January saw a nine per cent rise in international buyers compared to previous year. This is a show for fabrics, textiles, findings and trimmings, machinery in the clothing and home industry.
The show hosted 510 exhibitors, mainly from Colombia, India, Brazil, Spain and Italy. Exhibitors showcased machinery, raw materials, fabrics, and finished garments among other products.
Exhibits included fiber preparation machines, knitting machines, spinning machines, testing equipment, weaving machines, non-woven and industrial machines, chemical blended textiles, mercerized and reflective fabrics, jeans cloth, lining and lacing, fancy yarn, wool, fibers, threads and yarns, buttons, buckles, zippers, ribbons, interlinings, labels, tags, knitted necks.
International buyers appreciated the quality and prices of goods on display at Colombia Tex 2017. The largest delegation of buyers came from Ecuador, with 178 buyers at the show. Companies from the United States were interested in raw materials and new ventures hoping to take advantage of the free trade agreement with Colombia.
Colombia Tex is one of the largest business platforms in Latin America for textiles, apparel, and full-package in categories including women’s wear, menswear, outerwear, athletic wear and swimwear, home textiles, uniforms, and casual wear, in knit and woven categories. Colombian vendors have duty-free access to the United States.