The new coronavirus (COVID-19) affects almost every area of people’s lives and economic activity and has led to a significant disruption of world trade. The current situation demonstrates how precarious our global systems of production and consumption are. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of consumer countries have either gone into full lockdown, or have, for example, closed retail shops. This has led to a drastic drop in demand, hitting garment sector brands and retailers particularly hard.

Garment supply chains in intensive care? Human rights due diligence in times of (economic) crises - European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, 2020 DOWNLOAD

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