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Bangladeshi manufacturer calls out brands for cancelling orders

Denim specialist Tarasima Apparels is stepping up for workers’ rights. Image: Bigstock
The head of one of Bangladesh’s biggest manufacturing firms, Tarasima Apparels, is calling for minimum standards and garment worker protection schemes after retail buyers cancelled orders during the Covid-19 outbreak, which resulted in many garment workers losing their wages. “We saw during Covid that a significant proportion of garment workers faced increased vulnerability due to lack of labour protection and health support because there was no standard benchmark for buyers,” Miran Ali, T