From amateur seamstresses and sewing clubs to Hollywood costume-makers, a patchwork army of volunteers across the United States is churning out gowns and masks for emergency workers battling coronavirus.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday he had ordered the city's human rights commissioner to investigate the dismissal of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse who had participated in a walkout.
Big U.S. tech firms such as Google and Facebook plan to seek deferment of a new Indian digital tax, which has caught them off-guard as businesses battle the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, industry sources said.
Bangladesh, the second-largest apparel producer after China, is set to lose roughly $6 billion in export revenue this financial year amid cancellations from some of the world's largest brands and retailers.
The donation to the NYC Department of Small Business Services Small Business Continuity Fund will help to give financial assistance to those small businesses in the city that have seen revenues hit by Covid-19.
The luxury menswear group has pitched into the Covid-19 fight with a €3 million personal donation by its senior management and the Zegna family to Italy's Civil Protection Agency, and by starting mask production.
Market research firm Kantar has carried out a survey of the expectations of 25,000 interviewees in 30 countries, to help consumer goods companies adjust their communication strategies in a coronavirus-hit world.
On top of donating thousands of dollars as well as masks to those in need, L'Oréal USA has begun manufacturing sanitizer and is freezing the payments of very small and small-sized enterprises in its distribution network.