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Situation analysis of the tannery industry in the age of COVID-19

 Herausgeber_in: Together for Decent Leather, Bangladesh Labour Foundation (BLF)

Autor_innen: Cornelia Staritz, Lindsay Whitfield

Zielgruppe: Student_innen, Erwachsene

Medien: Hintergrundinformationen

Schlagwörter: Arbeitsbedingungen, Armut, Bangladesch, COVID-19, Corona, globale Bekleidungsindustrie, Gesundheit, Lieferketten, Länderbericht, Leder, Löhne


Like other sectors, the coronavirus pandemic has also upset the leather production, production process, productivity and its supply chains in all respect. The country's leather exporters are going to be hit hard for the coronavirus outbreak in China, which is their largest export destination (about 60%) of leather from Bangladesh. According to the stakeholders, Bangladesh tanneries and leather sector as a whole facing a huge financial loss amounting over USD300 million and the figure is increasing daily basis. There are around 300 containers of leather and leather goods that are packed up on the factory premises for shipment. Most of the previous export orders are being cancelled by the foreign buyers as the countries from where the order came has also been hit hard.

Under the circumstance of the above since the situation has been changing continuously, Bangladesh Labour Foundation has been taken the initiative to conduct series of situation coverage where this one is the first part of our research which covered immediate impact on the industry due to COVID-19. As a labour support organization, our major focus was to find out the current conditions of the workers where definitely we have gone through the industry update as a whole.  

Erscheinungsjahr: 2020

Umfang: 7 Seiten

Sprache: Englisch

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