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2024 Colombiatex Colombia Textile Clothing and Sewing Machinery Exhibition
2024 Colombiatex Colombia Textile Clothing and Sewing Machinery Exhibition
Time: 2024.07 TBD
Location: Medellín – Colombia
2024 Colombiatex Colombia Textile Clothing and Sewing Machinery Exhibition
Market introduction
Colombiatex is the Medellin Textile and Clothing Technology Exhibition held in Colombia, organized by the Colombian Association of Textile Exports. It is one of the largest and longest-standing industry exhibitions in South America, established in the year 2000.

The previous Colombiatex exhibition covered a total area of 18,000 square meters, featuring nearly 500 participating companies. It attracted an audience of 18,000 individuals from various countries, including China, Japan, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, India, among others. The exhibition's high quality earned unanimous praise from both exhibitors and visitors, with enthusiastic business deals taking place during the event. As the most important textile business center in the region, this exhibition serves as the prime trade platform for Chinese textile fabric and clothing enterprises venturing into Colombia.

2024 Colombiatex Colombia Textile Clothing and Sewing Machinery Exhibition

Exhibition introduction
Colombia is a country in South America, situated in the northern part of the continent. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, sharing boundaries with neighboring countries such as Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Panama. The capital city is Bogotá, also the largest city in Colombia, nestled in the highlands of the Andes mountain range, serving as the political, economic, and cultural center of the nation.

Products of interest to attendees:
- Textiles: 62%
- Machinery: 27%
- Accessories: 10%
- Eco-friendly products: 1%

Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia. Known as the "City of Eternal Spring," it serves as a hub for textile production and distribution in Colombia. It's also one of the most significant fashion and textile trade centers in Latin America, boasting connections to 11 international airlines.
Colombia ranks as the fourth most populous country in South America, and Spanish is the official language spoken.

Local textile industry:
1. Textile Production: Colombia's textile industry manufactures various types of textiles, including cotton, linen, silk, synthetic fibers, used in making clothing, bedding, home textiles, among others.
2. Clothing Manufacturing: Fabrics produced in the textile industry are extensively used in Colombia's clothing manufacturing, covering a range of styles and types from everyday wear to high-end fashion.
3. Export Markets: The Colombian textile and clothing exports are active, shipping to destinations like the United States, other Latin American countries, the Caribbean region, and Europe.
4. Manufacturers: Colombia hosts numerous textile and clothing manufacturers, from large-scale production factories to small workshops. Larger companies may have modernized production equipment, while smaller workshops might focus on handcrafting or small-scale production.

5. Textile Craftsmanship: Some Colombian textile and clothing manufacturing businesses are renowned for their high-quality textile craftsmanship and handiwork. Some manufacturers emphasize sustainable production methods by using environmentally friendly materials and practices.

Trade Relations
Colombia is an important trading nation in South America, possessing a diverse range of export products and partners. China stands as Colombia's second-largest trading partner and is the fifth-largest trading partner in Latin America.

Here are the primary export products of Colombia:

1. Petroleum: As the fourth-largest oil-producing country in South America, petroleum and related products stand as one of Colombia's major export commodities.

2. Mineral Resources: Colombia also exports substantial amounts of minerals such as coal, gold, silver, copper, coal, nickel, and other mineral products.

3. Manufactured Goods: Colombia's manufacturing sector holds a significant position in exports, including textiles, clothing, footwear, furniture, chemicals, and other products.

Data of last exhibition
Exhibition area
Number of viewers
Exhibit Scope
Textile Machinery
Spinning preparation, chemical fiber production, spinning machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Winding, deformation, twisting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Netting, bonding, and finishing machines for nonwoven fabrics and felting, as well as their auxiliaries and accessories
Weaving preparation, weaving, tufting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Embroidery machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and accessories
Washing, bleaching, dyeing, drying, finishing, rolling, shearing, and folding machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Printing and digital printing machines and their auxiliaries, inks and accessories
Clothing and other textile processing machinery and its auxiliary machinery and accessories
Laboratory testing and measuring equipment and their accessories
Transportation, handling, logistics, warehousing, and packaging equipment and accessories
Recycling equipment, waste reduction and pollution prevention equipment and their accessories
Software for design, data monitoring, processing, and integration
Dyes and textile chemicals for the textile industry
  • Industrial fabrics: including geotextiles, construction fabrics, automotive fabrics, synthetic leather base fabrics, agricultural fabrics, and electrical insulation materials.
  • Textile machinery: covering textile machinery, sewing machinery, knitting machinery, cotton spinning equipment, printing machinery, and their respective components.
  • Clothing fabrics: providing various types of clothing fabrics such as pure cotton, blended fabrics, synthetic fibers, denim, silk, and others.
  • Decorative fabrics: involving curtain fabrics, curtain tassels, curtain accessories, tablecloth fabrics, furniture fabrics, furniture decorative fabrics, wall decoration fabrics, etc.
  • Clothing apparel: comprising various types of men's wear, women's wear, children's wear, casual sportswear, knitted clothing, leather clothing, youth wear, denim clothing, bathrobes, swimsuits, underwear, T-shirts, sleepwear, and more.
  • Accessories: encompassing buttons, embroidery, lace trimmings, patterns, ribbons, fabric labels, zippers, sewing supplies, and others.
  • Fiber yarns: including fibers, drawn yarns, yarns, special spinning, spinning, fancy yarns, and more.