Brazil Moves to Eradicate 10,000 Sweatshops in São Paulo Area

The AFL-CIO alleges the illegal factories employ workers in sub-standard conditions.

– July 19, 2017

Donald Trump, who met with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, last August, has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.


Mexican Apparel Makers Set Out Stance for NAFTA Renegotiation

The Mexican industry is pressing for the U.S. to maintain the TPL provisions of the pact.

– July 17, 2017


Haitian Apparel Workers Threaten Strike Unless Wages Increased

The workers are demanding an increase in pay to 800 gourdes a day, or $12.70.

– July 9, 2017

Carrefour SA


Carrefour Sets IPO for Brazilian Activities

Grupo Carrefour Brasil’s shares are expected to start trading on the São Paulo stock exchange on July 20.

– June 29, 2017

The Guatemalan flag


Guatemala Says It Won U.S. Labor Suit, Avoids $15 Million Fine

The Central American country says a panel cleared it of allegations by the USTR and AFL-CIO that it abused workers trying to unionize in the apparel sector.

– June 25, 2017

Fendi's new store at Iguatemi São Paulo.


Fendi Revisits São Paulo With New Concept

A second location in São Paulo, where the brand has an existing strong customer base.

– June 22, 2017

Hispanic shoppers are cutting back on their apparel purchases because of Trump's anti-immigration and deportation policies.


Trump Policies Hit Hispanic Apparel Sales

The threat of deportation and crackdown on immigration have stunted Hispanic demand for apparel, analysts say.

– June 19, 2017


Mexico Concerned Over $700M in Off-Price and Used Clothing Imports From U.S.

The bulk of the unloaded merchandise includes aspirational labels such as American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s or Calvin Klein.

– June 16, 2017


Central American Apparel Makers Fret Over BAT, CAFTA

Textile and apparel manufacturers in the region are worried the Trump administration’s policies could severely hurt exports.

– June 2, 2017


Mexican Apparel Exports Up 10 Percent as Trump Begins NAFTA Rewrite

The industry has been boosted by the weak peso.

– May 19, 2017


American Apparel to Shift One-third of Production to Central America

The revived brand under Gildan plans to introduce a lower-cost basics line produced in Central America.

– May 17, 2017


Unilever Makes Hair-care Play, Purchasing Quala’s Personal-care Arm

The Latin American Quala was founded in 1980.

– May 15, 2017

A look from Anuar Layon's collection.


Mexico Fashion Week Gets a High Dose of Patriotism

Mexican designers are seeing a surge of interest thanks to Trump.

– May 8, 2017

The pool at Faena Buenos Aires.


Developer Alan Faena Plans New Buenos Aires Project

The developer and hotelier is planning more projects in the Puerto Madero district as well as expansion of his Faena District in Miami Beach.

– May 2, 2017

Renderings of future malls in Mexico.


Mexican Mall Developers Push Ahead Despite Trump Uncertainty

The nation’s major developers are sticking with plans to invest a total of $6.5 billion over the next four years.

– May 2, 2017