In 2020, COVID-19 swept across the planet, sparking health, economic, and humanitarian emergencies. While no country, part of life, nor sector has been left untouched, it’s industries like fashion which have been among the most impacted.
Millions of garment workers have lost their jobs and wages. Fashion companies have faced declining sales. Consumers’ lives have been disrupted.
In response to this global crisis, the approach to Baptist World Aid’s ethical research required adjustment this year. And this special COVID Fashion Report is the result. It differs from the standard Ethical Fashion Report (which will next be published in 2021) because it tells a specific story. . . the story of an industry in crisis.