Haiti's apparel industry employs 29,000 people and is growing in part due to the HELP Act which offers generous Trade Preference Levels (TPLs) in knit, woven and added value categories. In 2010, despite suffering one of the world's most devastating natural disasters, Haiti's apparel exports to the U.S under the CBTPA and HELP acts reached $517 million. For 2011 the numbers published by the U.S. Department of Commerce show Haiti's exports trending toward $610 million. This increase is driven by an increased brand and retailer interest in sourcing from Haiti.

While most of Haiti's exports are in the basic tee shirt and underwear categories, the apparel industry also produces knit tops, scrubs, woven trousers, jeans and woolen suits. Major U.S retailers and brands like Hanes, Gildan, Fishman Tobin, Levi's, Gap, Vanity Fair, Tommy Hilfiger, Men's Wearhouse, Walmart and Timberland buy product from Haiti. In addition most of the workwear producers like Cintas, Aramark and G&K import product from Haiti.

Haiti's TPL utilization averaged 20% in 2010, indicating significant opportunity for additional investment and manufacturing growth before ceilings are reached.

The Haitian Apparel Center (HAC) was set up by TC2 , a U.S. based company specializing in apparel training, and has the capacity to train 2,000 sewing operators per year in addition to quality inspectors, mechanics and supervisors.

Screen printing, embroidery services and carton manufacturing are in place to support the apparel industry.

Sae-A, a leading Korean apparel producer, has committed to investing in a vertical facility with knitting, dyeing, cutting, sewing, printing, embroidery and laundry. This enterprise will be located in the Caracol Park and will employ 20,000 people when fully built up.