Doing Good and Going Green in Apparel Manufacturing with Jorge Colindres

July 2, 2019

Doing Good and Going Green in Apparel Manufacturing with Jorge Colindres

Jorge Colindres is the general manager for SanMar in the Americas — that is to say, North, South and Central America. He hails from Honduras  and takes a special interest in SanMar’s apparel manufacturing operation there.

In this episode, Jorge discusses how efficiency has played and continues to play a big role in his work, and explains how SanMar works with and supports the Honduran community.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS EPISODE

  • How a lottery brought Jorge and his wife to the United States and ultimately to SanMar.
  • Jorge lays out his work history before he came to SanMar and explains how efficiency was at one point his biggest priority.
  • Why Honduras is such a central location for manufacturing in the western hemisphere.
  • How SanMar works with other companies in the region to maximize sustainability.
  • The role SanMar plays in assisting the Touching Hands Project nonprofit and other community-focused organizations in Honduras.
  • Why optimizing every step of the supply and production process is Jorge’s favorite part of his job.
  • The reason a successful company should always be curious.
  • What we can do to more effectively inform our customers about the time it takes to manufacture and ship products.
  QUOTES
  • “You keep on learning every day. The important thing is to be curious and keep on exploring.”
  • “Apparel is the sector of Honduras that generates more exports, and we’re right there with the big players in the amount of jobs being generated.”
  • “When you go green, it also helps the other green.”
  • “If you’re growing faster than the rest, it means you’re doing something right.”
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