The Markets

Guatemala’s Apparel Industry Boosts Response Times but Faces Sourcing Woes

U.S. brands are increasing the amount they source from the Central American country.

– June 16, 2015

Paraiba Tourmaline gemstone


Paraíba Tourmaline Supplies Tighten With Brazilian Investigation

Illegal mining and export of the rare gemstone yields arrests in the state of Paraíba.

– June 12, 2015


House Passes Trade Preferences, TPA Faces Vote Friday

The trade preference measure, which passed on a vote 397 to 32, is important to the fashion industry.

– June 11, 2015

The Markets

Vietnam Textiles Vow ‘Flexibility’ in TPP Talks

Yarn-forward admission to the TPP would undermine the Vietnamese industry in the short-term but would provide long-term benefits by encouraging investment in new raw-material mills.

– June 8, 2015



Social Studies: Patricia Reynoso’s Favorite Latina Beauty Instagrammers

Patricia Reynoso, editor of Glam Belleza Latina, shares her favorite inspiring and influential Latina beauty Instagrammers.

– June 7, 2015


China Tops in Emerging Markets Ranking

When it comes to retail opportunities in emerging markets, Asia is tops and China is its crown jewel.

– June 1, 2015


Central America’s Siman Aims to Double Growth

The El Salvador-based retailer operates 14 department stores across Central America, largely in El Salvador and Guatemala.

– May 26, 2015

The Markets

Guatemalan Apparel Show: Textiles Seen Recovering Fortunes

Guatemala’s textile industry is betting exports will rise 6 percent to $1.6 billion this year.

– May 21, 2015

Yasiel Puig, Starter


L.A. Dodger Yasiel Puig Makes Fashion Debut in Starter Ads

True to the theme of the “Jackets Required” campaign, which launches today, he’s showing how a top athlete can remain entrenched in sports while basking in a formal setting.

– May 20, 2015

The Markets

Mexico Trade Body Claims New Import Rules Running Smoothly

U.S. retailers and brands recently slammed the package for introducing import rules that were difficult to understand and delayed manufacturing operations.

– May 18, 2015