The COVID-19 virus has disrupted supply chains globally and across industries. While reduced income from missing sales pose threats on brands and retailers, many factories are suffering heavily from order cancellations. Consequently, the industry witnesses an increasing number of factory closures, potentially leaving hundreds of thousands of workers unemployed. The implications on developing countries are enormous, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest.
This online seminar series will shed light on different aspects of the Covid-19 pandemics impact on the textile and garment industry, especially regarding the implications on production in Asia. While many webinars mainly focus on the current production situation, we want to broaden the view with a more positive approach, showing good practice examples of dealing with crisis at the factory level and lessons we can take on how to make the industry more resilient. The goal is to strengthen the exchange of regional experiences, good practices and innovative initiatives to foster the development of a healthier industry as we emerge from the crisis.
The online seminar shall bring together industry stakeholders including Asian producers/suppliers, producer associations, brand representatives, civil society/worker representation and international organizations. It may vary from session to session and can include more focused discussions with a smaller group of actors as well as larger groups.
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For Online Seminar 1 - The Impact of the Crisis on Producers and Workers: Voices from Asia, please check the Link
For Online Seminar 2 - The Impact of the Crisis: The Brands' Perspective, please check the Link
For Online Seminar 3 - Business Resilience: How can factories bounce back from COVID-19? Please check the Link
For Online Seminar 5 - COVID-19 and Beyond: Making Gender Equality a Reality, please check the Link
For Online Seminar 6 - Workers Voices: The Impact of COVID-19 on Garment Workers, please check the Link
For Online Seminar 7 - What changes can suppliers expect from their clients in Europe and how can they manage financial risks? Please check the Link
For Online Seminar 8 - How can social dialogue help us getting through the crisis together? Please check the Link
For Online Seminar 9 - Making strategic choices to stay competitive in and after COVID-19, please check the Link
For Online Seminar 10 - How is COVID-19 changing the Digital Landscape for the Textile and Garment Industry? Please check the Link
For Online Seminar 11 - One Year COVID-19 – How are we Getting Through the Crisis? Please check the Link