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A Fashion Store Worked Around Closing Orders Through Instagram

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Detox, Designer Resale Boutique made up for in-store buys after they were temporarily closed for 30 days at the start of the coronavirus pandemic selling its clothes through Instagram Story.

Co-owners who are husband and wife, Jake Walsh and Kylie Walsh started using Instagram Story to model their consignment shop’s clothes in February. It excited a lot of customers with what they saw when they were bored from staying home during Florida’s statewide stay-at-home order.

“We have a lot of success with posting things on our Instagram Story,” Jake told Patch. “During our closure, we took most inventory home and just modeled it on Instagram, and we also did a few consignments then.”

Jake said they maxed out their Instagram stories every day, and a lot of their followers told them it was like watching the Home Shopping Network. Customers appreciated the Walsh’s providing exact measurements

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Fashion firms scrapped $16 billion in orders amid pandemic

American and European fashion brands scrapped billions of dollars in apparel orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, stiffing garment workers out of more than $1 billion in the process, labor watchdogs say.

The value of apparel imports to the US and the European Union plummeted by $16.2 billion from April through June as Western retailers canceled or refused to pay for orders they placed before the COVID crisis began, according to researchers at the Center for Global Workers’ Rights and the Worker Rights Consortium.

Ten percent of that would have gone to pay workers who make the clothes in developing countries such as Vietnam, Bangladesh and Honduras — meaning they likely lost out on about $1.6 billion in wages as the pandemic ravaged the global economy, the watchdogs say.

“This loss in value translates into suppliers dramatically reducing operations, suspending operations, or even going out of business,” the researchers wrote in

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Fashion companies have canceled or refused to pay for $16.2 billion of orders during the pandemic, costing textile workers $1.6 billion in wages, a report found



a group of people sitting at a table: Textile workers in Bangladesh K M Asad/Picture Alliance via Getty Image


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  • Garment suppliers lost around $16.2 billion in orders from the US and Europe in just three months, a report from workers rights groups said.
  • Brands either canceled orders or delayed payments for existing orders, sometimes indefinitely, the groups found.
  • This led to about $1.6 billion in lost wages for factory workers, the report found.
  • Canceled orders and payments have affected more than one million workers in Bangladesh, the report found. Many were sent home without severance or furlough pay.
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Garment factory workers around the world may have collectively lost more than $1.5 billion in wages in just three months thanks to US and European fashion companies canceling or delaying orders, workers’ rights groups have said.

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Brands canceling orders, or failing to pay for existing orders,

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