apparel and accessories manufacturing

Meredith Hopkins, right, helps fit ski boots on Makenna Houghton at the ski shop at McIntyre Ski Area, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they're buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered retail sector. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 25, 2020 - 7:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats,...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, a worker inspects disposable gloves at the Top Glove factory in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Tuesday it expects a delay in deliveries after it was hit by a coronavirus outbreak that affected thousands of workers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 24, 2020 - 9:08 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, said Tuesday it expects a two to four week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during...
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Lasaad El Beji Amine El Hrairia, a silk weaver In Tunis' Medina and that Hassan Ben Ayech, the designer for the Bardo Collection, uses, holds a fabric in Tunis, Monday Oct.5 , 2020. El Béji is an example of a local Tunisian artisan whose craft and production of high-quality hand-made material is being incorporated by these new sustainable fashion brands. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
November 08, 2020 - 2:55 am
MAHDIA, Tunisia (AP) — The sun is setting by the time Tunisian fashion designer Chems Eddine Mechri reaches the breezy, seaside town of Mahdia. He has spent half the day driving in the scorching heat in pursuit of the precious, handmade fabrics he needs for his upcoming winter collection. With a...
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A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
October 24, 2020 - 11:11 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities have terminated a number of passenger trains and widened the curfew as COVID-19 cases related to a new cluster at a garment factory continue to surge. The Railway Department canceled at least 16 trains — mostly ran through busy office hours — after the...
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A member of the Uyghur American Association rallies in front of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, after marching from Capitol Hill in Washington, in support of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act which has passed the House and now will go on to the Senate. The bill prohibits some imports from Xinjiang and imposes sanctions for human rights violations. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 15, 2020 - 7:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A shipment of women’s gloves at a California port has been traced to a factory that uses forced labor of people caught up in a brutal crackdown on ethnic minorities in China, U.S. authorities said Thursday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the shipment of 1,900 pairs of...
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An Indian woman selling lemons sits with her children wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus as they wait for buyers in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
October 11, 2020 - 6:04 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The premier of Australia’s Victoria state is stepping up his fight with members of the public who don’t comply with pandemic regulations, saying close contacts of those infected who refuse a test will have to spend 21 days in quarantine. The state government has...
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Sri Lankan health officials take swab samples from employees of the Colombo municipal council to test for COVID-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Authorities in Sri Lanka closed key government offices and further expanded a curfew Thursday to contain a surging coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
October 09, 2020 - 12:59 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan health authorities were working Friday to contain a growing cluster of new coronavirus infections, ordering the closure of bars, restaurants, casinos, nightclubs and spas. The Indian Ocean island nation over the weekend reported its first locally transmitted...
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A Sri Lankan health worker sprays disinfectants as people wait to give swab samples to test for COVID-19 near a mobile testing vehicle outside a hospital in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 07, 2020 - 1:49 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Authorities in Sri Lanka on Wednesday widened a curfew and warned of legal action against those evading treatment for COVID-19 after reporting an escalating cluster centered around a garment factory in the capital's suburbs. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 830...
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Sri Lankans wait to give swab samples to test for COVID-19 outside a hospital as a health official walks past in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 06, 2020 - 7:30 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka said Tuesday more than 300 garment factory workers are infected with the coronavirus, days after reporting the Indian Ocean nation's first community infection in two months. The health ministry said 321 cases have been identified in the factory cluster after the...
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Migrant workers Ram Ratan, center standing, and Mansoor Ansari, seated right, talk sitting by the side of a road as they look for jobs in Manesar, India, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. “There is almost no work,” said Ratan, 46, who was working in a printing company before he returned to his home village in April. Ansari and Ratan are among hundreds of workers who wait every day on what is called a “labor roundabout,” in an industrial area, hoping to get picked up by employers. Before the pandemic lockdown, Ansari had a steady job at a garment factory in the industrial town of Manesar near New Delhi, earning $200 a month, he said. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
October 02, 2020 - 1:54 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe. But spending may be the last thing on the minds of many Indians who have lost their jobs or businesses in...
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