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Honduras sets sights on hike in activewear exports 21 Sep 2017

Honduras is making an aggressive push to attract new textile and apparel industry investment – with the goal of becoming the Americas’ leading exporter of synthetic yarns and activewear.

Honduras hopes to invest $3.4bn to double apparel exports 13 Jun 2016

Honduras is set to more than double apparel exports and production as part of a new $3.4bn development plan, according to a top industry executive.

COMMENT: Nike’s “Just Pay It” surrender inevitable 27 Jul 2010

Nike’s climbdown in spending US$2m or more on defusing the Honduras supplier row was, according to the Worker Rights Consortium, testament to the “courage” of the sacked workers.

INSIGHT: US textile groups urge end to Honduras crisis 29 Sep 2009

Trade groups representing US textile and apparel importers and retailers are stepping up their calls for a solution to the political crisis in Honduras after rioting by supporters of the former president hit the production and movement of garments last week.

Honduras apparel industry says business as usual 23 Jul 2009

Despite still being engulfed in a political crisis three weeks after the Honduran president was forced into exile, business in the fourth largest apparel supplier to the US market has largely continued as usual, industry sources have told just-style. Factories continue to work without disruption and orders are going out on time, as Leonie Barrie reports.

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Honduras maquila industry investment to boost jobs 3 Dec 2019

Honduras expects a significant increase in private investment – and around 15,000 new jobs in the country's maquila (manufacturing) sector – by 2020 thanks to various agreements reached by the government.

Honduras apparel workers secure 5-year wage hike 4 Jan 2019

Textile and apparel workers in Honduras are to receive a near 40% hike in wages over the next five years, after a historic agreement was approved with worker and employer representatives.

250 execs attend Apparel Summit of the Americas 7 Dec 2018

More than 250 executives from 125 organisations attended this year’s Apparel Summit of the Americas in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, making it the largest event of the year for organiser the Americas Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN).

Honduras raises $1bn in textile investments under 2020 plan 12 Nov 2018

Honduras has raised over $1bn or about one-third of the $3bn needed to transform its textiles industry as part of the Honduras 2020 development plan, a top executive has told just-style, admitting the initiative is facing heavy delays. 

Honduras to host Apparel Summit of the Americas 7 Nov 2018

Some of the biggest names in US activewear will assemble in Honduras later this month for the Apparel Summit of the Americas where attendees can tour the new United Textiles of Americas (UTEXA) synthetic yarn spinning operation.

Honduras 2020 plan challenged as migrant caravan surges 24 Oct 2018

Unions in Honduras are set to demand a 24% salary hike as part of negotiations to increase apparel minimum wages as a swelling migrant caravan continues to approach the US, a leading official has told just-style.

Expanded Central America customs bloc speeds apparel trade 2 Oct 2018

The expansion of the Central American Customs Union into a three-country bloc – with El Salvador joining Guatemala and Honduras to forge a light border trading zone of more than 32m people – has been welcomed by the industry association representing the Honduras clothing sector.

Honduras outlines three-year plan to tackle climate action 15 May 2018

The Honduras Government has approved a plan to deliver on the country's commitments to advance the Paris Climate Agreement that will serve as the basis for government and partners to work together to achieve Honduras' climate and development goals.

Honduras maquila workers benefit in housing scheme 12 Oct 2017

Nearly 6,300 families of maquila (textile) workers have benefited from a housing programme implemented under the Honduras 2020 development plan.

Honduras raises $1.5bn as activewear plan shifts into gear 26 Jun 2017

The textiles and apparel sector in Honduras has raised $1.5bn as part of its 2020 development plan to become a global synthetics yarn and activewear major.