Some 350,000 items of used clothing – with brand names like Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Aeropostale and Guess – were confiscated at this market in Iztapalapa, Mexico City in March.
Mexican border customs officials in Piedras Negras confiscated 4,400 items entering the country illegally after stopping a truck in the "Nothing to declare" lane.
A worker from the Tax Administration Service inspects new clothing in a store in Mexico City's Historic Center in April. Later, roughly 45,000 items of clothing were confiscated because vendors could not prove they had followed Mexican commerce laws.
Workers from the Tax Administration Service carry off 50 tons of illegal used clothing, shoes and perfumes in Jalisco in October.
Stacks of "ropa de paca," often originating from Goodwill and The Salvation Army, reach the ceiling at this facility in El Paso.
People sort through "ropa de paca" – bales of clothing – in one of El Paso's many businesses selling used attire, much of which ends up in Mexico. Source: Melissa Gauthier
Americans' used clothes are causing upheaval in Mexico. Read the full story here.