Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile, fashion are major employers in Colombia: Santos
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.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Bruckner

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Indian textile companies opt for Brückner stenter lines

Indian textile firms Laxmipati Sarees, makers of polyester sarees and ...

Courtesy: Bombay Dyeing

Textiles | On 3rd Dec 2016

Bombay Dyeing to focus on retail; stops textile production

Bombay Dyeing, a Wadia group company, has decided to shift its focus...

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Dec 2016

Q3FY17 net earnings slip 26.8% at denim retailer Guess

In the three months ended October 29, 2016, net earnings at denim...

Interviews View All

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search