13 Dec 2023

Clothing factory workers jobless right before Christmas

From Checkpoint, 6:14 pm on 13 December 2023

Workers at a Hawke's Bay clothing factory say they were blindsided by a decision to close its doors.

The Made It Here factory, which supplies boutique clothing company Kilt, told its staff last month, they could no longer afford to keep the factory running.

Now, jobless in the lead up to Christmas, former workers said their job prospects in Hawke's Bay are slim.

Reporter Kate Green has been speaking to former employees.