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9 Brazilian firms to partake in Peru's Expotextil 2013
Oct '13
Nine Brazilian companies are set to participate in the 7th edition of the International Suppliers Fair of Textile and Apparel Industry of Peru, (Expotextil 2013), scheduled to be held in the capital city of Lima, from October 24 to 27, 2013.
According to a statement issued by the Brazilian Fashion Industry Internationalization Program (Texbrasil), the Expotextil is the biggest trade show in the Latin American country for raw materials and accessories suppliers for textile and clothing industry.
The Brazilian firms are participating in the fair with the support of Texbrasil which is created by the Brazilian Association of Textile and Apparel Industry (ABIT), in conjunction with the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Export and Investment (APEX-Brazil).
Rafael Cervone, executive director of Texbrasil, said the Peruvian market is increasingly gaining importance in the field of clothing, and hence it is necessary that Brazilian firms maintain their presence in the Peruvian market and showcase their latest innovations in garment manufacturing at Expotextil 2013, reports Peruvian news agency andina.
Mr. Cervone said the capital city of Lima is the ideal setting for the most recent innovations in the textile industry and the Brazilian firms would be presenting their proposals at the fair for inputs regarding the textile and apparel sector.
The industry sector in Brazil is represented by more than 30,000 companies and now the country is the fifth largest producer of raw materials and fibers in the world, he added.
According to Mr. Cervone, the domestic textile industry of Brasil accounts for 5.5 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country, generating more than 1.7 million direct jobs, of which 75 percent are female workforce.
Brazil has a growing domestic consumer market which ranks among the largest in the world with a very high growth potential, he added.
The firms representing Brazil at the four-day Peruvian textile and apparel fair are Rosset, Farbe, Delfa, Nova dublagem, Satanense, Cedar, Dohler, PH Manequins Fit and Expor.

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