SanMar Signs Central America Initiative

The apparel supplier joins Vice President Harris’ call to action to invest in Central America

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SanMar Corporation, a wholesale accessories and apparel supplier, announces it has joined Vice President Kamala Harris’ call to action initiative — a multi-industry effort with commitments of $1.7 billion in new private-sector investments in Central America.

In May 2021, the vice president launched the call to action for businesses and social enterprises to make significant commitments to promote economic opportunity for people in Central America as part of the current administration’s strategy to address the root causes of migration.

“We are honored to join Vice President Harris’ call to action initiative,” says Jeremy Lott, CEO of SanMar. “We are thrilled to invest alongside like-minded partners and smart policymakers to grow our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we do business.”

SanMar’s investments in Central America

SanMar’s investments in Central America are said to bolster the sourcing strategy that allows it to deliver value to customers, maintain product inventory levels, and support jobs in the United States. At the same time, it says that its regional operations strive to empower women in the workforce as another avenue of bolstering local economies.

“SanMar’s dedication to our communities doesn’t stop at the border,” states Melissa Nelson, general counsel at SanMar. “When we invest in Central America, we invest in a cycle that benefits everyone, bringing much-needed employment and economic growth that elevates lives across the region.”

The company’s investment in the call to action is also said to diminish its environmental footprint through enhanced sustainability practices.

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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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