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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 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.


Honduras welcomes $73m synthetic yarn plant 6 Feb 2017

One of the largest synthetic yarn production plants in Central America is to open in Honduras aimed at attracting more specialised manufacturing industries for the transformation of the fibre.


Fruit Of The Loom awarded for CSR efforts in Honduras 31 Oct 2016

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom has been recognised for its corporate social responsibility efforts in Central America for the eighth year in a row.


Honduras ratifies WTO trade facilitation agreement 18 Jul 2016

Honduras has ratified the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), becoming the fifth central American nation to accept the new accord. 


Elcatex biomass plant to help Honduras textiles plan 17 Jun 2016

A plan to transform Honduras into Central America's largest synthetics and value-added sportswear supplier faces training, financing and energy challenges, concedes Jesus Canahuati, the private sector's representative in the new 'Honduras 2020' development initiative. 


US and Honduras sign landmark labour rights deal 11 Dec 2015

The US and Honduras have signed a landmark agreement on labour rights aimed at addressing gaps in the enforcement of Honduran labour laws identified in a US labour report earlier this year.


Hampshire Group completes Rio Garment sale 17 Sep 2015

Apparel maker Hampshire Group has completed the sale of its Honduras-based manufacturing business Rio Garment to a group led by the unit's existing management.


Regional supply chain set up for US shirting market 15 Sep 2015

Turkish shirting fabrics specialist Söktas is joining forces with Honduran company Kattan Group - thought to be the largest shirt manufacturer in the western hemisphere - to make finished shirts for the US market.


Honduras “union-busting” rift unresolved 30 Mar 2015

A meeting in Honduras between unions and an apparel factory that labour officials say has been participating in “union-busting" has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement.