Paraguayan apparel and textile entrepreneurs participated in a mission to visit the city of London in order to increase the exports of garments made from the country to European markets.
The Technical and Commercial Business Mission to London included a group of 18 businessmen and designers visiting the city to understand the changes to be made in the Paraguayan companies to export products to the European markets successfully, reports ABC News.
The visit was sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Paraguay (Rediex) and the Association of Business Industrial Tailoring of Paraguay (AICP).
The main objective of the mission was to collect information on trends in products, packaging, and merchandising to help Paraguayan companies to increase their exports of garments to these markets.
The mission was coordinated by Adriana Chapparo, manager of the Rediex Sector Board for textiles and clothing, and was organized in the city of London by Yanina Aubrey, international consultant and designer-director of Aravore Limited.
The delegation of the 18 companies and designers were received by the Centre of Fashion Enterprise, a business incubator in the London fashion industry, which includes a long list of world renowned British designers such as Erdem, Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff and Mary Katrantzou.
During the mission, entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to attend various seminars and visit the London College of Fashion, as well as interact with some of the directors of the university and discuss possibilities of a future cooperation agreement, which could benefit the Paraguayan apparel and textile industry.
The Paraguayan entrepreneurs also visited ‘Pure London 2013’, the largest fashion fair in the city of London, and got the opportunity to gain knowledge about the latest trends in demand and supply of international fashion market.
The delegation also included representatives from Paraguayan companies such as Painted, Manufacturing Pilar, Docil, CCO, Aravore, Amber, Morenatoro, Great Bay, Jewelry Fio, Yamil Yudis Yaluff, Nice, Ochre, Vro Pardo, and Blue Design.