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How the Coronavirus affects garment workers in supply chains

This blog by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) aims to collect daily information about how the new Coronavirus COVID-19 is influencing garment workers' rights in supply chains around the world. It will be updated as new information comes in from media and the Clean Clothes Campaign global network. Information is posted as it comes in from the network and cannot always be double-checked.

10 August 2020

Global: Vogue reports that Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Kate Spade are among brands linked to nine factories that have targeted more than 4,870 union members with unfair dismissals. H&M, Primark, Zara, Levi’s, Mango and  Bestseller are also named in the BHRRC’s report. With the exception of Michael Kors, Tapestry and Tory Burch, all brands have responded to the allegations, acknowledging their link to one or more of the suppliers and varying levels of engagement with unions, suppliers and workers.

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US Medical Textile Products Manufacturer Announces First Cloth Mask To Be Proven Highly Effective In An Independent Laboratory Virus Blocking Test

CANTON, Mass. — August 7, 2020 — With the increase in face covering mandates and concerns over getting and spreading Covid-19, there is a proliferation of masks and face coverings offered to the general public with little proof of their effectiveness.

Ed Goodwin, the founder and product development manager of HipSaver Inc., has always obtained scientific validation for all of his medical textile products. He engaged Nelson Laboratories, a leading, global testing lab specializing in expert advisory and testing solutions for medical device and biologics companies, to test the DermaSaver Sci-Tex Mask construction. Continue reading US Medical Textile Products Manufacturer Announces First Cloth Mask To Be Proven Highly Effective In An Independent Laboratory Virus Blocking Test

Garment workers on poverty pay are left without billions of their wages during pandemicon

 August 8, 2020 at 11:35 pm: Millions of garment workers around the world have not received their regular wages, or have not been paid at all, for months since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, shows a new report by Clean Clothes Campaign, launched today.

The report “Un(der)paid in the pandemic” analyses nonpayment of wages to garment workers during the months of March, April and May resulting from order cancellations by apparel brands, unpaid leave, and state-sanctioned wage cuts during the Covid-19 crisis. Based on a review of news reports and information from worker organizations, with the support of the Worker Rights Consortium, we estimate that across South and Southeast Asia garment workers have received 38% less than their regular income. In some regions in India, this number rises above 50%. Extrapolating these findings to the global garment industry, a conservative guess of wages lost by garment workers worldwide, excluding China, for the months of March, April, and May would amount to between 3.19 and 5.79 billion USD.

State Of North Carolina Has Distributed 3.5 Million Cloth Face Coverings, 4.5 Million Procedure Masks And Additional PPE Supplies Across The StateJim Bornemanon August 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm

RALEIGH, NC — August 6, 2020 — The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the NC Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) has distributed approximately 3.5 million cloth face coverings, 4.5 million procedure masks, and significant amounts of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to targeted settings across the state. The ongoing PPE shipments support operations including schools, nursing homes, first responders, agricultural facilities, child care facilities and courthouses. Continue reading State Of North Carolina Has Distributed 3.5 Million Cloth Face Coverings, 4.5 Million Procedure Masks And Additional PPE Supplies Across The StateJim Bornemanon August 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm

Pilot relaunches to tackle plastic polybag waste in fashion industry

A pilot scheme that aims to tackle the issue of plastic polybag waste in the fashion industry has relaunched in the UK this week after coming to a pause earlier this year due to the outbreak of coronavirus.A pilot scheme that aims to tackle the issue of plastic polybag waste in the fashion industry has relaunched in the UK this week after coming to a pause earlier this year due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Read More

Ralph Lauren continues to focus on its global online platform

US-based luxury clothing retailer Ralph Lauren continues to focus on its global online platform, observing coronavirus epidemics and potential resurgence challenges as an opportunity to deepen and expand its digital capabilities. In the first quarter, Ralph Lauren accelerated the rollout of connected retail programs and moved to a truly omniChannel… Read More

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A study on surgical gowns

Surgical gowns used by medical personnel are essential protective equipment for securing health from various pathogens such as bacteria, viruses.  While the pores of garments are less than the size of the microbes, microorganisms cannot pass through it. For producing garments, manufacturers may concern about the specification of the products,
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Coming with Three Years of Ink

Epson has added two new models to its fast and low-cost EcoTank range. The EcoTank L15150 and L15160 models come with 3 years of ink at the first purchase. Products that print the first page in as little as 5.5 seconds can print 25 pages per minute. Models with print, scan, copy and fax functions make life easier with easy connection features from mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

Epson has added two new models to its EcoTank series, which offers high performance at low costs. The EcoTank L15150 and EcoTank 15160 models stand out with their low cost per page and more printing opportunities in a shorter time. Models that can print 25 pages per minute come with ink that will allow 3 years of use at the first purchase. Continue reading Coming with Three Years of Ink