By  on October 30, 2017

MEXICO CITY — The 7.1 earthquake that shook Mexico City last month did not substantially damage the country’s export maquila and local clothing manufacturing industry, save for a major textiles factory that collapsed near the capital’s downtown district, observers said.

“There were some small damages in our plants but we fixed them quickly,” said Eric Levy, who heads family-owned apparel and fashion retail group Industrias Cavalier, adding that the rest of the industry did not suffer major damage. “Some of our suppliers stopped for one or two days after the earthquake but that’s it.”

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