Made in Mexico
Against the backdrop of fracturing United States and Mexico relations we’re shining a light on the women working in factories called maquilas, who bring our fashion to life.
Today the global garment industry is worth $3 trillion, or about 2 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Since the 1980’s, maquilas have been a major force in the Mexican economy, creating over one million jobs and producing almost half of the country’s exports. Today, Mexico exports $5 billion of clothing to the US alone, making our jeans, tees and shoes for brands from Walmart, Zara to Paige Jeans.