Miami-based Vertical Textiles a full-package producer with knitting, dyeing and finishing
operations in Miami and cutting and sewing operations in Hispaniola has partnered with Caribbean
Apparel Manufacturing S.A. a cut-and-sew facility in Haiti to offer full-package apparel production
as a result of the recently enacted Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership For
Encouragement Act (HOPE) trade preference program.
As a result, Vertical Textiles will finish fabrics made from imported inputs at its Miami
facility, and send them to Haiti for final assembly. The company expects the partnership and
resulting new supply chain to reduce costs by 30 percent, which will ultimately enable Vertical
Textiles to offer its customers greater speed-to-market value.
May 22, 2007