Many enterprises in the garment sector have had to lay off workers because of plummeting retail sales in key export markets like Europe and the Americas. A second lockdown with closed retail shops is the biggest fear in Asia.
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Bangladesh's garment manufacturers and workers are suffering as the coronavirus pandemic has soured long-term demand and big fashion brands continue to cancel orders.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Asia's textile manufacturers has been unprecedented. Plummeting sales, closed factories and lower wages are just some of the problems according to a new ILO report.
Hundreds of thousands of textile workers in Cambodia are staring at an uncertain future as the COVID-19 pandemic knocks off demand for clothes across the world. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.
As Bangladesh's garment factories gradually reopen, manufacturers are suffering from weak global demand amid the pandemic. Big fashion brands are still cancelling orders, adding to the plight of textile workers.
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