DR-CAFTA: down and nearly out

ANALYSIS: Textile industry concedes defeat on DR-CAFTA

It’s no secret that the Dominican Republic – Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) has failed to meet its once…

SOURCING: Marginal suppliers need a radical re-think

In the current recession, factory owners are transferring business away from their marginal suppliers to their core operations, creating a…

GUATEMALA: 60,000 textile jobs lost in five years

Guatemala's textiles industry has lost 60,000 jobs in the past five years, according to a fresh survey from social research…

HONDURAS: Apparel firms urge end to political deadlock

A group of leading apparel and footwear firms has expressed its concern about the ongoing political upheaval in Honduras, calling…

Economic headwinds take toll on US apparel imports

Year-end data on US garment imports in 2008 has just been published, and shows a decline in both units and…