Archive | Honduras

  • US 2016 apparel imports fall in spite of year-end spurt. Price falls accelerated

    US apparel imports (in square metres) grew 3.4% in December 2016 over December 2015, though falls in the previous six months a 2016 annual fall of 1.1%.

  • Are apparel prices really rising?

    Just about every apparel industry commentator on the planet is constantly going on about rising cost prices. But do any of them look at what buyers are paying?

  • Activists switch energy to Central American labour rights abuse claims

    A Honduras labour federation, the Federación Independiente de Trabajadores de Honduras – FITH – has resumed its lengthy fight against garment factory Petralex, this time over claims of suppressing union activity. 

  • Hanesbrands rated in Best Central American Places to Work

    The Great Place to Work Institute named Hanesbrands the third best multinational company to work for in Central America and the Caribbean.

  • Gildan to open new Honduras plant

    …announcing “plans for the construction of a new textile facility in the Rio Nance complex in Honduras to bridge capacity requirements until the start of the planned facility in Costa Rica.

  • Hondurans looking at how to bring electricity prices down

    …as market share slips

  • Honduras garment wages up 8% in 2014

    “compensation category is 6% in 2012, 7.25% in 2013 and 8% in 2014″.”

  • Political disputes underpin most current developing world violence

    Disturbingly similar, deep rooted, tensions – seldom directly linked to garment industry issues – are at the root of most violence recently disturbing Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Thailand, Egypt, and Malaysia. There are interesting questions about why similar problems have not hit other major garment manufacturing centres – but at the end of 2013, political violence was probably looking a greater risk for many garment buyers than risks from bad weather, ethical concerns or unpredictable shifts in input prices.

  • Garment industry leads national campaign against violence

    Honduras, “according to the UN,”, says this Cuban state-run press agency, ” has the highest murder rate per capita” and “violent deaths have almost doubled in the last decade.”

  • Nicaraguan garment trade association condemns mass closures by foreign investors

    Honduras and Mexico seem to have been where they went to

  • Does the Russell Athletic decision threaten Nike?

    Pressure seems to be building up on Nike as a result of Russell Athletic’s decision to open a new Honduras factory.

  • The Big Issues right now

  • What will be the legacy of the Russell Athletic boycott?

    The saga of Russell Athletic, Jerzees de Honduras and America’s student protestors sounds like a hangover from the 1960s.

  • Honduras: Why trade PR people should stick to what they understand

  • The October Summary

    In early October, the industry seemed on a cusp.