With the strong commitment to social, economic and environmental sustainability, Peru Moda and Peru Moda Deco 2019 open its doors to 241 exporters and 373 buyers from 30 countries.
“Sustainability is an essential need to today´s world and Peru can’t be external to that. We believe that together with the enterprises a difference can be made and also, we can make a significant contribution to the change our planet needs”, pointed Edgar Vasquez Vela, Foreign Affairs and Tourism Ministry.
The sector’s representative indicated that, on top of business, the country is searching to help the environment and preserve sustainable resources. Therefore, he emphasized this year’s Peru Moda and Peru Moda Deco concept “Believe to be sustainable”, as a way to call to action and to raise awareness to the impact the industry has to the surroundings.
PERUVIAN ARE ON FASHION
This year, during Peru Moda and Peru Moda Deco 2019, a commercial exhibition, business roundtables, Sustainable Fashion forums, ADEX textile forum and the “Young Creators to the World” contest will take place.
From all Peruvian expositors, 81% are small and medium-sized enterprises and 68% are expositors. In relation to the garment materials, 34.7% are made of cotton and its mixes, 25.2% are made of alpaca and 19.4% belong to the decoration and gifts line.
Buyers mainly come from the United States, followed by Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and The United Kingdom. From these countries 59% are first time buyers, this reflects the interest the textile industry is generating, as well as the great effort the Trade Commission of Peru (OCEX) is making to attract new spaces to new products.
Peru Moda y Peru Moda Deco is organized by Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PROMPERU), with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Affairs (MINCETUR), The Peruvian Exporters Association (ADEX), the Chamber of Commerce of Lima (CCL) and the National Industries Association (SIN).
Textile garments exports sector showed a positive behavior in 2018 with a 10% increase, it reached US$ 1 400 million in earnings, US$ 127 million more than the previous year.
The sector sent products to 113 markets, featuring the United States (US$ 679 million), Brazil (US$ 70 million) and Chile (US$ 64 million). The main selling products were cotton t-shirts (US$ 324 million), cotton shirts (US$ 150 million), cotton cardigans (US$ 65 million) and alpaca yarn (US$ 33 million).
Peru Moda and Peru Moda Deco 2019 hopes to receive more than 1 000 foreign visitors and to generate potential business for more than US$ 120 million.