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2 June 2020

Cambodia: PM says 256 factories in apparel sector and 169 companies in tourism sector suspend operations affecting over 146,000 workers due to COVID-19

Author: Xinhua

"Cambodian PM says 256 factories suspended due to COVID-19, affecting over 130,000 workers", 01 June 2020...

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21 May 2020

Retailers allegedly trying to unpick existing contracts with Asian garment manufactures, risking livelihoods as supply chain crisis deepens amid COVID-19

Author: Patricia Nilsson & Emiko Terazono, Financial Times

“Can fast fashion’s $2.5tn supply chain be stitched back together? Shuttered shops in London and New York translate into closed factories in Bangladesh and stockpiles of cotton in India”, 17 May 2020...

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6 May 2020

EU: 65 civil society organisations publish joint strategy for sustainable textile supply chains as Commission is set to new develop 'Textile Strategy'

In April 2020, a coalition of 65 civil society organisations put forward a joint shadow European Strategy for Sustainable Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear, in which they propose a set of legislative and non-legislative actions for more...

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29 April 2020

Response by Gerry Weber

Author: Gerry Weber

The GERRY WEBER GROUP produces its garments for our core brands GERRY WEBER, TAIFUN and SAMOON in different regions including Europe and Asia. We are using certified resources only....

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27 April 2020

Civil society groups publish joint vision for TGLF sector

Author: Fibre2Fashion

A coalition of campaigners for fair trade, human and workers’ rights, environmental protection and transparency recently urged the European Commission, European Parliament members, European Union (EU) member states and other stakeholders to back a...

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26 April 2020

Cambodia: Garment factory announces an abrupt closure and dismisses 3,000 workers due to a lack of buyers & raw materials

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post

"Factory shuts down abruptly, fires 3,000", 22 April 2020...

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24 April 2020

India: Garment Exporters and Manufacturers Association appeals to government to intervene as COVID-19 leaves suppliers unable to pay workers’ wages

Author: The New Indian Express

“Unable to pay April, May wages to workers engaged in apparel sectors: Garment exporters’ body”, 22 April 2020...

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23 April 2020

European Strategy for Sustainable Textile, Garments, Leather and Footwear

Author: 65 civil society organisations

This is a non-official (or “shadow”) proposal for an ambitious and integrated EU strategy in support of fair and sustainable textile, garments, leather and footwear (TGLF) value chains... We urge the European Commission, members of the European...

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23 April 2020

Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws – 65 civil society groups publish joint vision

Author: European Environmental Bureau

A global re-design of the textile industry’s broken business model is essential for the post-coronavirus world....

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16 April 2020

Arcadia Group reported to have cancelled over £100m global garment orders amid COVID-19, risking poverty for thousands of supply chain workers

Author: Annie Kelly, The Guardian

“Arcadia Group cancels ‘over £100m’ of orders as garment industry faces ruin”, 15 April 2020...

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