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Melissa Vida

Articles by Melissa Vida

Women's underwear was among the items that experienced most growth in exports from El Salvador last yearEl Salvador makers seek to develop underwear niche 15 April 2019

El Salvador clothing manufacturers are seeking to solidify their focus on underwear exports, from basic cotton intimates to trendy and sophisticated lingerie.


Guatemala's apparel makers export 97% of their products to the United StatesGuatemala political crisis not yet hurting apparel exports 31 October 2018

Guatemala's turbulent political climate is eroding domestic business confidence, although the impact on textile exports – which depend heavily on the United States market – remains to be seen.


El Salvador is soon to join Honduras and Guatemala in the Northern Triangle Customs UnionExpanded Central America customs bloc speeds apparel trade 2 October 2018

The expansion of the Central American Customs Union into a three-country bloc – with El Salvador joining Guatemala and Honduras to forge a light border trading zone of more than 32m people – has been welcomed by the industry association representing the Honduras clothing sector.


Hanesbrands is investing significantly in El SalvadorHanesbrands invests as El Salvador joins regional customs union 11 September 2018

US apparel manufacturer HanesBrands says it has invested US$5.2m in new technology and staff in El Salvador in the last six months and plans to inject a further $5.2m in the Central American country by the New Year.


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