Articles by Rahul Desai
How Haiti is Becoming a Leader in the Production of Quality Clothing: Industrial Revolution II is taking on the old garment industry
In late 2013, clothing industry leaders launched Industrial Revolution II, a Haiti-based garment factory that aims to invest 50 percent of profits into its workers, their families and the community while paying a living wage. While IRII has received much in the way of good press, Rahul Desai says he wanted to see for himself whether this ambitious endeavor had found a way to benefit workers while being commercially viable.
Private companies that want to succeed in doing business with markets at the base of the pyramid (BoP) need to know their customers and their spending habits. They demand quality goods and services even though their cash flow is limited and it fluctuates. Several business people who have cracked this code will talk about how they overcame barriers to enter BoP markets at the IDB’s BASE II Forum International on June 6-7 2013 in Medellin, Colombia.