MEXICO CITY — Peru and Mexico hope to boost apparel trade 50 percent by 2014 as part of the countries’ free trade agreement, according to Igor Rojas, manager of Peruvian export promotion agency Promperu’s textiles division.
Peruvian suppliers of apparel made from pima cotton, vicuna and alpaca fabrics are keen to expand in Mexico, where they see a big market for traditional and premium Peruvian fabrics. Under the free trade accord, signed last April, Peruvian knit apparel and accessories are generally exempt from paying duties in Mexico.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"