BATH — New research into the prevalence of child labour has categorised several textile-producing powerhouse nations as being at either high or extreme risk of facilitating the practice within supply chains.

Report authors Verisk Maplecroft categorised India and China as ‘extreme risk’ with specific reference to the respective apparel industries of both countries.

One ray of positivity for the sector is that Myanmar - another nation with a garment sector accounting for a substantial proportion of GDP - has exhibited signs of improvement in relation to enforcement and fighting child labour.

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