Archived Blog Post: March 5, 2006
Is fast fashion fueling the rebirth of "Made in America?": "Retailers are also eager to shift more production to countries like Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador, or nations that belong to Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), for two reasons. The geographic proximity to the United States means a shorter lead time in receiving orders versus importing from China, about 75 days. Second, the trade agreement also ensures minimum regulatory hurdles in the flow of goods between the United States and the CAFTA member nations, according to retail analyst Burt Flickinger."