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At Fair Wear we are extremely concerned about the latest political developments in Myanmar. At present, most communication channels are unpredictable (on and off), as are banking services.
It is too early to foresee the consequences on workers’ rights in Myanmar. As there is so little information coming out of the country, at the moment we cannot fully comprehend what the consequences will be for workers’ rights and for doing business. We will monitor the situation carefully, keeping in close contact with our local staff (whenever possible).
We have approached all Fair Wear member brands sourcing from Myanmar and advised them to carefully consider the impact of their decisions on the workers in their supply chains. As a first step, we recommend to maintain close contact with their suppliers and allow them flexibility in terms of delivery deadlines when needed.