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Haiti garment makers hopeful on future expansion 12 Sep 2018

Garment manufacturing industry insiders in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size, as long as the Caribbean country's government delivers economic and social stability.

Haiti garment industry says union wage claims unrealistic – Update 3 Aug 2017

Haiti’s garment industry has struck back at demands by workers’ unions for additional salary increases after the government approved a 16% minimum wage hike last week, saying that they are insensible and that negotiations are closed.

Haiti garment exports set to rise despite hurricane 13 Oct 2016

Despite the wreckage wrought on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew, the country’s textile and garment exports are expected to rise 10% to roughly US$550m this year – as the bulk of the industry's factories are located outside its impact zone, industry executives have told just-style. 

Bright outlook for Haiti's apparel industry in 2016 17 Feb 2016

The prospects look bright for Haiti's apparel industry in 2016 after a number of important milestones were reached last year, says Mark D'Sa, senior advisor for industrial development in Haiti at the US Department of State.

Socially responsible factory has high hopes for Haiti 9 Sep 2013

A new garment factory hoping to change the approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the apparel industry is to start production this month in Haiti, in a move that could also boost the country's reputation as a sourcing destination.

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Haiti garment workers set to protest over new minimum wage – Update 14 Nov 2018

Haitian garment sector workers are set to take part in a massive demonstration organised by unions tomorrow (18 November) to show their dissatisfaction with the minimum wage increase.

Gildan Activewear reinstates Haiti and Honduras workers 12 Nov 2018

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has hit back at allegations that it "continues to violate workers' rights in Haiti and Honduras," telling just-style it is committed to upholding the right to form unions and bargain collectively.

Haiti riots spare garment sector as new wage deal looms 1 Aug 2018

Violent protests in Haiti last month spared the country’s $550m apparel supply chain, but industry executives are monitoring the situation ahead of a new decision on minimum wages.

Haiti government criticised over labour standards 5 Jun 2018

A global union has denounced the Haitian government for its failure to uphold international standards and national laws on working time and freedom of association in the country's garment sector.

AAFA formalises relationship with Haiti apparel sector 25 Apr 2018

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has formalised its relationship with Haiti with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two to collaborate on issues related to the industry.

Unions call on apparel brands to support workers in Haiti 22 Mar 2018

Haiti is in the spotlight once again as global unions urge apparel brands sourcing in the country to intervene and ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unions claim were unfairly dismissed last year following strikes to demand an increase in the minimum wage.

Higher annual limit on Haiti duty-free apparel 18 Dec 2017

America's International Trade Administration has increased the annual limit on duty-free apparel from Haiti for a 12-month period.

Sae-A Trading leads another medical mission in Haiti 22 Nov 2017

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has led another medical mission to Northern Haiti, providing free medical care to local residents in the communities surrounding its factories.

CBPTA expiry raises concerns for Haiti apparel sourcing 20 Sep 2017

The expiry of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA) in three years’ time is causing concern for US apparel and footwear retailers and importers, especially those who source from Haiti.

Timberland helps develop Haiti cotton supply chain 30 Aug 2017

As part of its work to develop a cotton supply chain in Haiti, US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland has participated in a ceremonial planting of the first seeds to mark the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop in the country.