COVID-19 has paralyzed the whole world in just a few months. People are dying. Economies are collapsing, unemployment is growing, our hedonistic lives are on hold. Experts are predicting the biggest economic crisis since The Great Depression of the 1930s. On the other hand, the …
Month: April 2020
Did You Know You Can Make Alternative Materials Out Of Kombucha SCOBY? Bio-Artist Adrienn Újházi Tells Me All About It
I stumbled upon Adrienn Újházi on Instagram a few days ago. I’ve never heard about her before nor was I aware that one could make alternative materials for clothes out of SCOBY. That thought blew my mind, completely. Many of you are probably wondering what …
What was this month anyway? The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing AND a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the north of my country. Therefore, I concluded that there are only two important news to highlight from March 2020.
1. Famous brands canceling their orders causing over 1 million garment workers to lose their jobs
Brands (mostly high street) from all over the world have canceled their orders from suppliers in Bangladesh due to coronavirus pandemic. Why is this a problem? The brands don’t pay their orders upfront, they do it after they receive them and since they haven’t received any this month they haven’t paid for them either. Consequently, more than a million garment workers have already lost their jobs.
Among those brand are Primark (canceling an order worth $273 million), C&A ($166 million), Inditex ($109 million), Tesco ($50 million), LPP ($37 million), Target ($24 million), J.C. Penney ($23 million) and many more. Read more on The Guardian and Ecotextile.