The global fashion industry is under the devastating spell of a global pandemic hurting the entire global apparel and textile business. IAF directly and indirectly represents hundreds of thousands of companies from across the apparel supply chain. In our COVID-19 dossier, our messaging therefore focuses on supply chain solidarity and the effects of this crisis on supply chain relations.

ILO Sectoral Brief

The world of work is facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 100-year history of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

IMF: Policy Responses to COVID-19

The IMF summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appeal message from Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani (Minister of Textiles India)

Video message to support the Indian Exports fraternity with compassion by not cancelling the export orders and help us to stand up to fight at this hour of crisis.

Guidelines 'Better' Purchasing Practices Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis and Recovery

Order cancellations by big brands and retailers: it appears that suppliers are being left on their own to sustain their businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic.

ILO Advice on Communcation by Employers Associations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic, raising the outbreak beyond a global health emergency.

IAF and ITMF: Impact Coronavirus Textile and Apparel Industry

The Coronacrisis is on everyone’s mind. The virus will have…

Unprecedented: message by Wilson Zhu, COO Li & Fung

As an industry, we are experiencing an unprecedented disruption we have never seen before with the coronavirus quickly spreading around the world.

Open Call by TGSD to Global Brands about the Process of Fighting against COVID-19

Global brands should act in unity with their strategic partners, garment manufacturers, to get through tough times.

Message by Mustafa Gültepe (IHKIB)

As the global economy is passing through difficult times, the apparel sector needs to take very essential steps against the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Message Matthijs Crietee, Secretary General IAF

Call to share in short videos ‘specks of light’, evidence of supply chain solidarity as observed across the world.

Note ILO on the Impact of COVID-19

Preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work.

Video message bij Dr. Rubana Haq, President BGMEA

"We need you support, your confidence at this point. We don’t want the sector to have no hope.”