NEW YORK, NY- The CFDA has invited members, including John Patrick of Organic by John Patrick, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists of Tome, Proenza Schouler and others, to explore manufacturing in Peru. Four premier Peruvian factories will present their varying textile and production capabilities with knits, woven fabric and share the benefits of manufacturing in Peru. The featured factories are Art Atlas (specializing in Alpaca knitwear and more), Creditex (Pima cotton woven fabrics and garments), Rhin Textil (performance capabilities and others) and Texpima (knits for loungewear/soft dressing) for this fashionable summit.
All participating factories have fifteen years of established and successful working relationships with companies based in the United States and globally, such as Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines and Rag & Bone.
The CFDA Conversations will be moderated by Amy Rauen, Director of Fabric Research & Development of Lord & Taylor Women's Owned Brands.
Members will enjoy a breakfast of specialty dishes made with quinoa, artichoke, asparagus, black olives and avocado, all of which are staple Peruvian ingredients exported to the USA.
About the four Peruvian Factories:
Art Atlas, specializing in manufacturing knitwear for sweaters, soft outerwear, accessories and home, places an emphasis on environmental sustainability, social responsibility and philanthropy. They work in Alpaca, baby Alpaca, Pima cotton, linen, bamboo, wool and other noble fibers. Current USA clients include: Ulla Johnson, Victorinox, Tibi, Eileen Fisher and others.
Creditex is one of the largest factories in Peru. Vertically integrated, they manufacture both knit and woven textiles for tops, bottoms and home decor in Pima cotton and blends. Current USA clients include: LL Bean, Robert Graham, Psycho Bunny and Garnet Hill.
Rhin Textil is a high-quality factory in Lima, working in Pima, Tanguis and many blends. Their exceptional capabilities include: printing techniques, added-value laundry processes and performance garments, including rapid dry, moisture management, UV and mosquito protection, water repellence. Current USA clients include: Elie Tahari, Organic by John Patrick, Free People and The Kooples.
Texpima has unique private label development capabilities with a team of sixteen in-house designers. They are well known for producing fine cotton jerseys, interlocks and novelties. Current USA clients include: Peruvian Connection, Soft Surroundings and Saks Fifth Avenue.
For pictures or more Information about the CFDA Conversation Event or the Trade Commission of Peru in New York, contact Marni Leopold at 646-455-0676 x 704 or e-mail her at mleopold@iPeru.nyc
About the Trade Commission of Peru in New York:
The Trade Commission of Peru in New York is the commercial office of the Peruvian government in the USA. The primary role is to facilitate introductions and initiatives between Peruvian exporters and American companies in various segments of the market including manufacturing, fashion, food as well as tourism and investments.