PORTUGUESE FABRICS DEBUT IN COLOMBIA
The 23th edition of Colombiatex of the Americas takes place in Medellin, January 25-27. For the first time five Portuguese textile companies will participate in this event. The fair has about 410 exhibitors coming from 12 countries, an area of 8000 m2 and is host to around 12,000 visitors.
Among the Portuguese exhibitors present are the companies : Fitor, Living Colours Têxteis, Gulbena Têxteis,SanMartin, with the support of the Association Selectiva Moda and its project QREN.
This edition presents itself under the motto "Nature made Technology”, which is proposed as a central theme to reflect on the use of biotechnology as a tool of innovation in this sector.
Across Latin America, Colombiatex is one of the most comprehensive fairs in the branch. The purpose of this event is to show news and trends in the textile market, as well as to offer accessories, machinery and equipment for the fashion industry, clothing, home, footwear and leather goods.
The participation of these Portuguese companies at Colombiatex is an initiative of Associação Selectiva Moda (stand D04, Hall 11), with the support of EU funds (Qren), inserted in the project From Portugal. Associação Selectiva Moda is an entity that promotes the internationalization of the Portuguese companies and for 2011 has a 61 international actions program in 26 different markets, directed to yarn, fabrics and accessories, fashion, home textiles and decoration and technical textiles, with an investment of 7.43 million Euros.