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.

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ILO suggests Bangladesh implement labour reforms

The country director of International Labour Organisation in Bangladesh, Tuomo Poutiainen, on Sunday urged the government to implement the labour reform roadmap and the national action plan to address the post-graduation challenges and to resolve the complaint lodged against the country for its non-observance of three core labour conventions.

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Fair Labor: 2022 Annual Public Report

In 2022, the world began to emerge from the chaos of a global pandemic that wreaked havoc on farm and factory workers worldwide. During this transition to “the new normal,” one core question remained: How could FLA members and staff continue to translate uncertainty and change into responsiveness, resilience, and growth, and raise the bar for human rights in global supply chains?

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Reviving economy: a comprehensive strategy

The strategic location at the crossroads of South Asia and close proximity to the Gulf countries make Pakistan a promising regional market. In order to take advantage of this, Government of Pakistan recently unveiled an elaborated Economic Revival Plan to tackle the economic hardships of the country.

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