WRC Factory Investigation

GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti)

Factory: GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti)

Key Buyers: Hanesbrands

Last Updated: 2022

Case Summary

In late August 2022, more than 800 workers at the apparel factory, GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti) picked up severance checks totaling $330,000, the equivalent of almost three months’ wages per worker, that were paid for by Hanesbrands, the US apparel company that had been the factory’s main buyer. Hanesbrands informed the WRC that it was stepping in to provide the funds after the factory’s owner decided to close the plant, in order to ensure that the workers who had made its goods would receive all their legally required severance.

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