COVID-19

What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the global garment and textiles sector so far?

The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has sent shockwaves through the global garment and textiles industry. What started with localized restrictions and supply chain bottlenecks in Asia quickly became the biggest crisis the industry has faced in decades –with far reaching consequences across the supply chain. With the pandemic still evolving and manufacturing still unable to return to pre-pandemic norms, the true impact of this unprecedented crisis may not be known for several years to come.

Garment and textiles manufacturers in Asia have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. Many have had to temporarily or permanently shut down operations, leaving huge numbers of workers either unemployed or with insufficient work and income to survive. What lessons can the industry learn from this crisis, and how can it build back better? Get the latest news on COVID-19, discover good practices, and connect with industry insiders here.

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How to navigate the pandemic and build a resilient garment factory?

How to navigate the pandemic and build a resilient garment factory?

Building business resilience during and after the COVID-?19 pandemic has become one of the most important topics for garment manufacturers. The new ILO guides help garment factories to improve their resilience.

Let’s talk! Social Dialogue helps Asian garment industry navigate the COVID-19 crisis

Let’s talk! Social Dialogue helps Asian garment industry navigate the COVID-19 crisis

Manufacturers from three countries share how worker-employer dialogue has been key to surviving the pandemic.

Latest news on COVID-19


Pakistan's Economic Crisis Leaves Millions Unemployed

With major sectors reporting business closures and considering that the agriculture sector was hit hard by last year's floods, the road to economic recovery and simultaneous employment generation seems tough for Pakistan. The gap in demand and supply in Pakistan's employable youth adds to the woes.

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Remake: Fashion Accountability Report 2022

This blog article was originally published on the Remake website and was written by Sumedha Vemulakonda. Vemulakonda is an ethical fashion advocate and a writer and ambassador for Remake.

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Covid-19 Law Lab: Collecting legal documents from the Covid-19 response

"COVID-19 Law Lab is a database of laws implemented in response to the pandemic in 190+ countries. It includes human rights and workplace topics such as state of emergency declarations, quarantine mea ...

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Impact of global clothing retailer's unfair practices on Bangladesh suppliers during COVID-19

This research investigated the impact of global fashion retailers and brands unfair practices on Bangladeshi suppliers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research in 2020-21 on the impact of Covid-19 on garment workers in Bangladesh found that workers, particularly women workers,...

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The Asia Garment Hub  | May 04, 2023

“Hanging by a thread” a digital exhibition

“Hanging by a thread” is a digital exhibition designed to summarise results and showcase activities from different projects of the German Development Cooperation that were implemented in the textile industry in Asia during the pandemic.

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The Asia Garment Hub  | December 20, 2022

Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods Sector Brief in Chinese

In the last two years, data related to the Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods (GFT) sector in Cambodia has often been presented in a scattered form or gathered from multiple sources. This Sector Brief aims to concisely fill that data gap with official statistics for Cambodia’s...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | December 07, 2022

Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods Sector Brief in Khmer

In the last two years, data related to the Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods (GFT) sector in Cambodia has often been presented in a scattered form or gathered from multiple sources. This Sector Brief aims to concisely fill that data gap with official statistics for Cambodia’s...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | December 07, 2022

Cambodia Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods Sector Brief in English

In the last two years, data related to the Garment, Footwear and Travel Goods (GFT) sector in Cambodia has often been presented in a scattered form or gathered from multiple sources. This Sector Brief aims to concisely fill that data gap with official statistics for Cambodia’s...

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GIZ FABRIC Asia  | December 07, 2022

Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent...

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Towards safer working conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

The collapse of Rana Plaza in April 2013 highlighted the need for an immediate effort to enhance safety in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector. The International Labour Organization responded rapidly by working with the Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations to...

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এশিয়ায় বস্ত্র ও পোশাক খাতে পরিবেশগত স্থায়িত্ব এবং কোভিড-১৯ পুনরুদ্ধারের জন্য ন্যায্য পরিবর্তনের সুযোগ

Executive Summary: Opportunities for a better transformation of the Asian textile industry towards environmental sustainability and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

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