JAAF welcomes American Apparel support

JAAF welcomes American Apparel support

JAAF welcomes American Apparel support

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Aug, 2022 | 2:47 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) has welcomed a call to action by the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to support the efforts of Sri Lanka's apparel sector toward ensuring worker welfare.

The Joint Apparel Association Forum says it welcomes the call to action in response to Sri Lanka’s economic meltdown as the country struggles under the weight of the ongoing crisis with power outages, shortages, and increasing costs of essentials.

ETI and AAFA have extended their support to the apparel industry, mobilising to express their support for Sri Lanka’s garment industry, and its workers, during the country’s ongoing economic crisis.

JAAF says the move complements and enhances worker welfare measures already taken by the industry and demonstrates international brands’ commitment to Sri Lanka as a long-term sustainable partner.

ETI, Fair Wear Foundation, Fair Labor Association and British Retail Consortium have signed a joint call to action, encouraging companies sourcing from Sri Lanka to take specific steps to support workers, suppliers, and the sector at large, during this difficult period.

The group is calling for greater support from businesses and the international community to aid Sri Lanka amid the current economic crisis.

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