However, higher-end clothing products are more sensitive to seasonal fashion trends. Mexico's proximity to the United States allows it to get such garments to empty store shelves more quickly than China.
Such proximity, analysts say, gives Mexico--and other "nearshore" producers--an advantage over Asia.
"In the years to come, we will see renewed and sustained growth but the growth rates won't be in double digits like they were in the 1990s or even in the 1980s," says John Christman, a textiles analyst at consultancy Global Insight in Mexico City.
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