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