“This share is expected to continue to grow as more innovative fabrics and technologies are being developed by Colombian suppliers as well as trade advantages with the US continue to grow with zero per cent duties, short lead times, and flexible productions,” said Maria Claudia Lacouture, President of ProColombia.
Colombia's textile industry is globally recognized for producing raw materials, functional finishes and accessories. Also for developing new natural and elastic fiber fabrics such as antibacterial coffee-based fabrics, fire-resistant buttons made of retardant additives, sun protection t-shirts, textiles with vitamin E and slimming capsules, anti-humidity shape-wear or body-shaping swimwear.
According to ProColombia, these innovative products, which aim to protect the customers' health as well as the environment wellbeing, match the international buyers' current demands.
Colombia's textile innovation will be on display at Magic, the world's largest fashion marketplace held every February and August in Las Vegas. For Colombian textile industry, it will be part of a strategic promotion plan created by ProColombia to facilitate business opportunities for Colombian suppliers with American buyers, the release said. (SH)
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