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 webinar 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 webinar 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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