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AMSTERDAM – New EU-wide laws are needed to end the culture of unfair purchasing practices by apparel brands, which at present allows them to cancel orders with impunity – leaving workers without pay and a wasteful pile up of unsellable products.

Dozens of civil society groups along with MEPs are lobbying for the development of an EU Textile Strategy to mend the,textile industry’s broken business model for the post-coronavirus world.” The group want to see stricter environmental laws for textiles sold in the EU, the enforcement of more ethical purchasing practices for global fashion brands, and an EU due diligence law covering brands and their supply chains.

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