As human rights continue to deteriorate in Myanmar, more and more global brands are putting a halt on sourcing from the country. But what about the garment workers left behind?
Swedish fashion giant H&M finally announced that it is to stop sourcing from the country following a Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) report outlining 20 worker abuse allegations at factories in its supply chain.
"Our decision to phase out production from Myanmar was taken after very careful consideration as we’ve been monitoring developments very closely for a long time. With time we’ve come see increased challenges to conduct our operations according to our standards and requirements," said a spokesperson.