70 years of profound inspiration for what we do have now turned into our seal on the world!
Our ideas have transformed the style of several generations, completely altering trends in each time period. Today, we understand that imagination is as broad as creativity, and that is why we wish to share with you a history that has been characterized by the capability of imagining and transforming lives.
That is the story of LAFAYETTE, a company that was born to innovate and to fill the world with inspiration.
~ THE BEST TEXTILE PLANT OF 2012 ~
~ OLYMPICS ~
~ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ~
~ LAFAYETTE IN QUITO ~
LAFAYETTE makes it to Quito, inaugurating its first international fabric store.
~ 2010 CAMPAIGN ~
The concept that nowadays identifies the company is born: Inspiration that transforms. Moreover, its creativity is continuously transforming into inspiring designs.
~ INDOOR SOCCER WORLD CUP ~
~ ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ~
~ GLITZ NEWS ~
Furthermore, Lafayette constantly transforms its inspiring design creativity. You can see for yourself here. Glitz-Estilo Colombia statement.
~ CONQUERING THE EVEREST ~
LAFAYETTE makes it to Mount Everest accompanying the Epopeya Expedition. The most acclaimed fabric was the Titanium Micro Fleece, well, its unique fibers helped drain humidity, thus keeping the body fresh and dry. Likewise, it used Lafthermo, technology in order to keep the body’s temperature stable.
~ BUSINESS UNITS ~
~ GEOMATRIX IS BORN ~
~ IN THE TOP 15 ~
~ SEDUCTION CAMPAIGN ~
~ SENSATIONS CAMPAIGN ~
Get a feel of LAFAYETTE'Ssensations during 2007…those that guided it through its creative process.
~ PRESS RELEASE ~
Besides, it creates a concept that encompasses everybody, with no age limit…it is a mixture between retro and futurism.
~ LATIN SPRING CAMPAIGN ~
Latin spring! In 2006, flowers became fashionable!
~ 2005 ~
A year of many events.
~ DIGITAL PRINTS ~
~ COPA LIBERTADORES ~
The shirt of the Once Caldas team is, once again, made with Active Wear fabrics. In 2004, this team was the winner of the Libertadores Cup.
~ THE VILLAVICENCIO STORE ~
~ INTELLIGENT FABRICS ~
Lafayette is crowned as one of the principal providers of intelligent fabrics, this time with Lafcare: a new textile finish that prolongs the lifetime of a garment. telas inteligentes.
~ INVITE THE WORLD CAMPAIGN ~
LAFAYETTE invites the world to: get Inspired, to Escape and to be Daring.
~ Micromagic ~
LAFAYETTE launches the new Micromagic, which changes color upon contact with water. This is the kind of pleasure that most definitely comes in through the eyes!
~ PRESS RELEASE ~
~ 60 YEARS FASHION SHOW ~
The collection’s fashion show and the 60 years celebration. Click here to see some of the shared moments.
~ A NEW IDENTITY ~
~ BIRTHDAY ~
~ 2001 COLLECTION ~
Now, get to know first hand what the media reported concerning Lafayette’s future projection. 2001.
~ SETTING TENDENCIES ~
~ Betty la Fea (Ugly Betty) ~
LAFAYETTE is present in the only Colombian soap opera in history that has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records, and that has been translated into more that 15 languages: Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty).
~ CM& ~
The country’s headline models in the fashion show.
~ Two highlighted events ~
There are two events that assert Lafayette’s importance regarding technology:
1. They purchase the first flatbed printing machine in Colombia, which gives way to the possibility of printing up to 16 colors in a 3meter wide fabric with a 2.20 meter repeat.
2. A significant investment in machinery is carried out, turning Lafayette into the first and only company in Colombia to produce high-tenacity polyester yarns.
~ Lafayette Millennium ~
~ Styles ~
~ SONY TV INTERVIEW ~
The Company stands out with innovative ideas that break the regular schemes of the time.
~ Social Responsibility ~
~ Globalization ~
LAFAYETTE inaugurates its sales office in Venezuela. One year later, it inaugurates the same in Ecuador; and, by 2001, it will have inaugurated two more in Mexico. Finally, in 2010 and 2011, Lafayette appears in Perú and Costa Rica.
Today, the company has its own commercialization offices in strategic cities in 5 countries of Latin America, and it exports to 24 countries around the world.
~ Microfiber ~
~ Daily Contrasts ~
Fashion shows: Daily contrasts.
~ ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY ~
~ The Innovation Campaign ~
~ The Tranquil Campaign ~
~ HURRICANE CAMPAIGN ~
~ DIGITIZATION ~
~ PIONEERS IN LASER TECHNOLOGY ~
~ LOVE CAMPAIGN ~
~ 50 YEARS ANNIVERSARY FASHION SHOW ~
Lafayette celebrated its 50 years anniversary with a fashion show that left the spectators in awe! Re-live it here.
~ First in Colombia ~
~ New Logo ~
~ FASHION AT THE TIME ~
~ SECOND FABRIC STORE ~
~ ZYLETTE IS BORN ~
~ PROCENAL IS BORN ~
~ ROTARY PRINTING ~
Printing done with transfer paper is left behind, and rotary cylinders become the standard.
~ SLOGAN ~
LAFAYETTE frontlines fashion.
~ TRICOT WEAVING ~
~ Terlette ~
the 60’s and 70’s. The paper that facilitates the transference of prints from paper to fabric with an extraordinary precision is produced in the Lafayette headquarters.
~ THE “L” LOGO ~
~ CIRCULAR KNITTING ~
~ FIRST INSIGNIA ~
~ MECHANICAL WEAVING ~
~ 1950 ~
~ THIS IS OUR STORY ~