PVH Corp. will end production of Donald Trump-branded menswear after Macy’s Inc. stopped carrying the line following his comments about Mexican immigrants.
PVH, which makes Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brand apparel, said Wednesday it will stop making Donald J. Trump Signature Collection shirts and ties. Macy’s, the line’s sole carrier, said last week it would phase out the collection. PVH’s license agreement was scheduled to run through 2018.
“Mr. Trump and Macy’s have both addressed the discontinuation of the Trump business at Macy’s,” New York-based PVH said in an e-mailed statement. “We are in the process of winding down this business.”
The split with Trump follows similar decisions by NBCUniversal, Univision Communications Inc., Grupo Televisa SAB and Serta. The billionaire drew criticism after saying in a speech announcing his run for president that Mexicans bring drugs and crime into the U.S. and that many immigrants were “rapists.”
Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump, declined to comment beyond PVH’s statement.
Trump has said he decided to split from Macy’s because of external pressure that was being put on department-store chain. He added that he was never comfortable with that fact that his shirts and ties were made in China.