WASHINGTON – Global apparel brands are being urged to avert destitution for garment workers in their supply chains after research across nine countries showed how cancelled orders have left workers facing chronic food shortages as wages plunge and factories close. Nearly 400 workers were surveyed across 158 garment factories in 9 countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, and Myanmar). Survey respondents reported they are increasingly unable to obtain adequate food for their families – and most workers said they expected the crisis to grow worse in the months ahead.
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