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Textile, fashion are major employers in Colombia: Santos
Jul '12
Colombiamoda was attended by President of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderon who talked about the importance of the textile, clothing, fashion and design in the creation of jobs in Colombia and the conquest of new markets.

He also mentioned the importance of free trade with countries like the U.S. and Korea for business consolidation.

Meanwhile, the President's wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, attended the runway displaying all the glamour and style that characterize her. Antioquia´s Governor, Sergio Fajardo, CEO, Inexmoda Carlos Eduardo Botero, Arturo Calle, Arturo Calle business manager and Anibal Gaviria Correa,  Medellin´s mayor also attended the event. Medellin´s mayor referred to Medellin as one of the cities with the highest levels of competitiveness in the country.

At the end of his speech the President, presented the Show Case: Proexport Colombia Knows Best, highlighting the talent of the designers in the country, in different universes of male and female clothing: underwear, sports-wear, active-wear, beach wear and the line corporate uniforms. The magic of color, quality garments, the variety of textures and materials in addition to the handcrafted details, confirmed why Colombia is one of the countries of Latin America with the richest cultural, industrial and human.


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