By  on February 14, 2013

Medellín, Colombia — U.S. buyers are excited about sourcing opportunities in Colombia, sharply boosting orders during the Colombiatex fair, held in the country’s second-largest city last month, according to export and fashion institute Inexmoda.

“We saw the biggest opportunities from U.S. buyers and we hope they will reach $100 million next year,” said Ricardo Vallejo, exports vice president of export promotion agency Proexport, adding that U.S. textile and clothing orders surged 47 percent to $62 million compared with Colombiatex 2012. “We also hope to attract more sourcing and production. The U.S. continues to realize Colombia is a good supplier.”

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