Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bolivia to get first alpaca fibre processing factory
Bolivia to get first alpaca fibre processing factory
20
Sep '13
Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced construction of the very first factory for processing alpaca and Llama wool in the city of El Alto, as one of the measures to promote industrialization in the country.
 
The Bolivian President said that industry leaders in the country have demanded a factory for processing of alpaca and Llama wool, reports Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete.
 
The factory would be constructed in the Kallutaca Industrial Park in the city of El Alto.
 
The President explained the need for the construction of the factory stating that alpaca and Llama wool from the country is currently being exported to Peru for processing, and with the setting up of the new factory the wool would be processed in the country itself.
 
Adding value to the alpaca wool means improving the living conditions of the peasants residing in the highlands, the President added.
 
In Bolivia, there are 400,000 alpacas in total, and breeding camels for fiber is one of the main economic activities of half a million peasants residing in the highlands of the country.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

UK online retail sales up 15% in February 2017

Online retail sales in UK have grown by 15 per cent year-on-year in...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Over 3341 exhibitors participate in Intertextile Shanghai

More than 3,341 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions participated ...

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Tiruppur garment cluster hopeful of meeting export target

The Tirupur garment cluster is hopeful of meeting its target of...

Interviews View All

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search