COPENHAGEN, Denmark-At a recent fashion summit in Denmark, Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez discussed plans to make his country a leader in sustainable textiles. Already a major exporter of textiles for apparel companies worldwide, President Hernandez says he aims to improve conditions in Honduras for textile workers and reduce the country’s carbon footprint in this industry. Labeled as “Honduras 2020” the project would set Honduras apart from other neighboring countries in the industry like Mexico, and ultimately position the country as the lead exporter of textiles in the Americas.
Hernandez notes that in addition to $3.4 billion in public private investments in technology and infrastructure, a major component of the Honduras 2020 initiative is introducing a worker’s bill of rights.
To read Hernandez’s full interview from the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, visit: https://www.ecotextile.com/2016051222119/materials-production-news/honduras-aims-to-become-sustainable-textiles-hub.html