The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is calling on its members to ensure workers in its supply chain receive payment for completed work during the Covid-19 pandemic and is urging dialogue over ongoing orders as it releases guidelines for brands.
The vulnerable situation of migrant workers in the coronavirus crisis is being highlighted by the Mekong Migration Network (MMN), which is calling on the governments in the Greater Mekong Subregion - including Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar - to protect and support these workers, including those employed in factories.
New online consumer spending data suggests that far from curtailing their clothing purchases during the coronavirus outbreak, US consumers are focusing their e-commerce shopping on apparel, footwear and accessories.
Apparel giant PVH Corp, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, is trying to offset the fallout from store closures across North America and Europe by reducing and redeploying its inventory commitments.
The fashion industry needs to re-think how it does business, in light of the impact of Covid-19, and purchasing practices must be reformed for social and environmental sustainability, a new academic paper has suggested.