The Brazilian Textile and Fashion Industry Internationalization Program was founded in 2000 by Abit in partnership with Apex-Brasil with the mission of supporting and preparing textile and apparel companies interested in selling their products abroad. Since the Program’s launch, more than 1,200 companies have made part of actions of the program, including meeting with buyers and international journalists, participating in fairs and events abroad, innovation actions, sustainability and design, as well as research and market studies. Also, more then 3,000 visitors, including buyers and journalists, have come to Brazil to learn more about Brazilian fashion, culture and lifestyle.
The Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (Abit), founded in 1957, is one of the most important entities among the economic sectors of the country. It represents a production force of 32,000 companies in every segment of the textile industry, including cotton-growing, synthetic and raw materials, textile fibers, spinning, weaving, knitwear, dyeing, printing and ready-made clothing.