Colombiatex 2019, opens the business calendar of the textile sector in Latin America from Jan. 22 to 24, in Medellin-Colombia. With the concept “Connect Knowledge” – “Conecta Saberes,” companies from the United States, Europe, Canada and South America are invited to find the common point between sciences, disciplines and professions that make up the fashion system.
Colombiatex 2019 will launch the path to sustainability, which aims to highlight the best practices of 25 companies that are committed to this subject with innovation, social and environmental responsibility.
The second day of the trade show will honor the denim apparel category, one of the most dynamic ones in the country, with its traditional “denim day,” inviting all the attendees to use their best denim looks that day and pay tribute to this textile and its different innovations, increasingly valued by the final consumer.
In addition, Colombiatex will continue its initiative to promote textile design and fashion illustration with “Mercado Gráfico,” the space in which Colombian graphic and visual artists expose the latest trends in textile illustration. A project between Inexmoda, Artextil and Estudio Agite, that aims to connect buyers with independent Colombian artists.
Students, designers, entrepreneurs, academics and fans of the world of textile and apparel will be able to access the Inexmoda-UPB knowledge Pavilion, a free space that enhances knowledge in Latin America.
Latin America’s most important trade show for textiles, raw materials, chemicals and machinery will connect approximately 600 national and international exhibitors, with close to 13,000 national buyers and 1,800 international buyers from approximately 60 countries.
Top export companies such as Enka, Lafayette, Fabricato, Coltejer, Textilia, Primatela, Eka, Jordao, Sutex, John Uribe, Toptex, Coats and Eliot, will participate in this global event, representing 50 percent of the total Colombian exports of textiles, fibers and yarns.
During Colombiatex 2019, ProColombia, the Colombian government trade office, will host a business matchmaking event with more than 100 exporters offering full package and finished products in swimsuits, sportswear, shapewear, men’s and women’s outerwear, underwear and uniforms.
A team from ProColombia will be assisting companies interested in sourcing in the country, giving personalized advice in foreign trade, taxes and free trade agreements.