FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON DC – today, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joined with more than 60 trade associations around the globe in the textile, apparel, travel goods, and fashion industry in a statement to call for more action to address the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented health and economic impacts around the globe. The statement recognizes the efforts the industry has undertaken to protect worker safety by suspending operations and the efforts to help the fight against COVID-19 by repurposing production to help distribute PPE and other medical supplies. To support the industry, we call on governments, stakeholders, and supply chain partners to do more. We ask governments to ensure liquidity through a variety of different stimulus measures and for supply chain partners to work together to guarantee the viability of supply chains in the future. To emerge from this crisis, our industry must work together with stakeholders and governments to mitigate the lasting impacts this pandemic will have around the globe. USFIA President Julia K. Hughes says, “Our mission is Fashion Made Possible by Global Trade and we will do all we can to support the industry around the world as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”