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Virus-Stricken Garment Factories Face ‘Existential Crisis,’ Labor Rights Group Warns

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With once-humming production lines grinding to a halt, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an “existential crisis” for the garment industry, labor-rights activists warn. “The picture that is emerging is devastating,” IndustriAll Global Union wrote in a blog post last week. “Social distancing measures taken in countries currently most affected by COVID-19 are driving wholesale closure of…

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