• 70 international buyers, of the 331 invited by ProColombia, keep 300 appointments at the Business Roundtable.
  • Shapewear, underwear, swimwear and industrial uniforms are among the most popular segments.
  • International buyers recognize the quality, technology and good prices of Colombian production.
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  • In accordance with the global trends of the fashion industry, Colombiatex de las Américas 2018 presents innovations and dynamics in topics such as technology, business and fashion.
  • Brazil as guest country, Graphic Market, the Intelligent Factory and the alliance between Inexmoda – Fashion Snoops, stand out as exceptional developments of the Tradeshow.
  • The innovative tools that Inexmoda exhibits through the Tradeshow provide the Fashion System with ways to do things differently and find unique possibilities to compete.



  • The President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos, shared Inexmoda´s call to optimism for the recovery of the sector, announcing support measures.
  • The governor of Antioquia, Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, and the mayor of Medellín, Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, shared the President’s call to the recovery of the economy and local jobs.
  • He reported over $66,000 million COP (approx. USD $22 million) more in Bancoldex credits, and more severity in the struggle against contraband, which affects Colombian jobs and business sales in the sector.

  • 21,300 visitors, including 1,770 international buyers and 12,180 national buyers, drive business dynamics at region´s principal textile tradeshow.
  • Business, innovation, and knowledge: the core ideas most heavily emphasized during this 28th edition of Colombiatex de las Américas.
  • Thanks to the commitment of national, regional, and local governments, the tradeshow created the road-map of the year for increasing the competitiveness of the industry through business transformation projects.

  • El promedio de compra estimado en insumos y telas es de USD100.000 por empresario extranjero y de USD120.000 por empresario nacional.
  • Los 1.704 compradores internacionales y 10.215 nacionales que se esperan visiten la Feria, buscan generar expectativas de negocios por más de USD306 millones.
  • 35 delegaciones comerciales, de las cuales tres son internacionales (México [2] y Perú) y 32 nacionales visitan Colombiatex.

  • 618 m2 of commercial exhibition is bringing together businesses offering textiles, raw materials, supplies, machinery, and specialized manufacturing services.
  • Fabricato and Manufacturas Eliot- Pat Primos are two traditional companies from Colombia that are participating in the tradeshow.
  • For the first time, a group representative of Italian businesses will come together at Colombiatex in order to share their cutting-edge technology.

  • The tradeshow looks to achieve better integration and synergism between the business owners of the Fashion System industry in Latin America and the rest of the world.
  • Carlos Eduardo Botero, President of Inexmoda, made a call to the National Government to produce better competitive conditions for the textile-apparel industry.
  • Cecilia Álvarez, the minister of Business, Industry and Tourism, Mariana Sarasti, the vice minister of Foreign Business, Luis Pérez, the governor of Antioquia, and Federico Gutiérrez, the mayor of Medellin, attended the inaugural event of the tradeshow on Tuesday, January 26.