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The economic activities related to the Fashion Cluster have an important historical significance for both the country and the region. According to DANE's 2019 Annual Manufacturing Survey, Bogota has the second largest garment industry in the country after Medellin, with 29% of the production and 33% of the personnel employed in this industry at the national level. Bogota leads the footwear industry, with 30% of production and 37% of the country's employed personnel.
The Bogota Chamber of Commerce considers the fashion industry as a highly dynamic activity, which is why it has generated a productive bet to help the business dream in these sectors through a series of specialized services and various lines of work.
The Fashion Cluster initiative was created in 2012 with the purpose of contributing to the strengthening of the business fabric of the textile and apparel sector in the Bogota Region through a work agenda focused mainly on strengthening business capabilities related to sustainability and internationalization, consolidation of the articulation between the business sector and academia, closing gaps in human talent, dynamization, articulation and transformation of the productive system, in order to generate impact on the increase of productivity and sophistication of the sector.
The Bogota - Cundinamarca Fashion Macrosector is the concentration of the region's fashion system made up of companies in all the links from design, fiber and textile production, garment manufacturing, the tannery process, materials, inputs and production of footwear and leather goods, as well as the marketing of metals, precious stones and the manufacture of jewelry and costume jewelry.
According to the CCB's registration figures, there are 38,674 active companies in the fashion sector in the Bogota Region.79% correspond to Apparel, 16% to Leather, Footwear and Leather Goods, and 4% to Jewelry and Costume Jewelry. Ninety-eight percent are micro and small companies. Bogota has 226,100 employed persons as of 2021, corresponding to 5% of the total number of jobs in the city, and contributes 1.2% of the city's GDP, with sales of 20.1 billion pesos.