Medellin, the stylish city of Colombia

The city of the eternal spring is considered one of the first industrial and commercial production centers of the country

Medellín

Textile production is the emblematic activity of Antioquia, the state in which the city of Medellin is located, generating 53% of industrial employment in the region. The textile and apparel industry is now exporting its products to international markets making this urban the fashion capital of Latin America.

The city of the eternal spring is considered one of the first industrial and commercial production centers of the country. Also, this urbanite is leading in finance, politics, communications, entertainment, fashion, and art. In the last few years it has had a rapid develop. Over the last decade, well known textile companies, such as Coltejer and Fabricado, made their headquarters in Medellin; this was the corner stone to what would become the birth of style in Colombia.

“Ley warehouses and Éxito stores were born in Medellin which were the ones to impulse the whole industry; it was the combination of textiles inside supermarkets and that, in parallel, was what gave us great success”, Lucy Montoya, co-founder of Creytex, affirmed. Montoya also stated that "fashion is part of the DNA of Medellin, the capacity the city has, in terms of innovation, new products and the number of jobs generated contributes the GDP, its why Medellin is what it is today ".

Medellin is also the host of “Colombiamoda”, one of the most important fashion fairs in South America celebrated on the 24, 25, and 26 of July. This event moves the economy and promotes the fashion industry in the region, as well as for the rest of Latin America.

This city has important museums, theaters, concert halls, galleries, and breath-taking shops making Medellin the perfect destination that will inspire you with its inimitable urban style.

 

Latin American Post | Brenda Barbosa 

Copy edited by Susana Cicchetto 

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