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Garment Workers Regain Jobs After H&M Supplier’s Union-Busting Layoffs

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

One of H&M’s Indian suppliers is being forced to answer for its actions in firing unionized workers at the height of the Covid-19 crisis. Eight months after Karnataka-based Gokaldas Exports relieved 1,257 mostly female garment workers of their duties to the global fast fashion titan, the factory has been compelled by their unions to reinstate…

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