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Natura’s biggest new store opened in são Paulo at the end of september.

Beauty

Brazil’s Natura Adding Stores for New Growth

Direct-selling giant Natura sees a solution to its sagging sales and profits in brick-and-mortar.

– 11h

Esteban Cortazar RTW Spring 2017

Fashion

Colombian Designers Generating Buzz

Brands such as Johanna Ortiz, Esteban Cortazar, Pepa Pombo and Aquazzura are selling more overseas.

– November 29, 2016

GLamour Brasil Editor Accused of Racism after social media post 2016

Business

Glamour Brasil Reels From Racism Accusations Over Social Media Post

The magazine continues to deal with the fallout from a Nov. 2 social media post.

– November 27, 2016

Timo Weiland has collaborated with Marianella Soap.

Fashion

Timo Weiland Collaborates With Jaboneria Marianella for Limited-Edition Soaps

Shoppers can find the special-edition items at the new Jaboneria Marinaella Soap Bar at the Gansevoort Market.

– November 25, 2016

Donald Trump meets with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico City, Mexico - 31 Aug 2016

Business

Mexican Fashion Industry Vows to Fight Trump’s NAFTA Plans

Executives say the maximum the industry would accept would be a 10 percent tariff on Mexican imports.

– November 17, 2016

Business

Bal Harbour Shops Said Eyeing Panama’s Soho Mall

The offer could be as high as $350 million.

– November 11, 2016

Reinaldo Lourenco Look

Fashion

São Paulo Fashion Week Restructures as Recession Bites

Brazil’s deep recession has eaten into the fashion week’s sponsorship revenues.

– November 8, 2016

Iguatemi has 17 high-end shopping centers around Brazil.

Business

Grupo Iguatemi Eyes Growth, Acquisitions

The real estate developer expects its growth to outpace rivals over the next few years.

– October 28, 2016

Carcel plans to produce its collection with the help of 10 to 180 female prisoners in Cusco, Peru.

Fashion

Carcel, a Sustainable Knitwear Collection Made by Peruvian Prisoners, Ready to Launch

Carcel founder Veronica D’Souza also started another socially minded company, Ruby Cup, which aims to decrease absenteeism among school girls in Africa.

– October 25, 2016

Damage from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Fashion

Haitian Clothing Exports, Investment Seen Rising Despite Hurricane Damage

Most of the island nation’s apparel factories are located in the north, while the storm’s major impact was on the western tip.

– October 18, 2016

Fashion

In Guatemala, Allegations Fly Over Shuttered Apparel Factory

Guatemala is under pressure from the U.S. State Department and the AFL-CIO for failing to tackle alleged forced labor and human trafficking in its apparel and other industries.

– October 3, 2016

L Brands Leslie Wexner Victoria's Secret

Business

Mexico’s Grupo Axo Eyeing IPO in or After 2018

The offering would help fund the Mexican fashion firm’s aggressive expansion plans.

– October 3, 2016

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Business

Thalía Teams With Authentic Brands Group for Strategic Partnership

ABG will join forces with Thalía on the development and global expansion of her brand, pursuing strategic collaborations and long-term partnerships.

– September 28, 2016

Annie Hurlbut

Fashion

Peruvian Connection Named Brand Ambassador for Alpaca del Perú

Alpaca Moda’s main objective is to publicize and promote the use of alpaca fiber and textile products in the global market.

– September 16, 2016

Business

Gains in Apparel Fuel Growth in El Salvador’s Exports

During the review session, WTO members commended El Salvador’s robust export performance.

– September 16, 2016