Apparel suppliers across Asia have come together to demand better contracts from fashion brands and retailers. A draft document, seen by Reuters, comes after many high-street names pulled orders upon the global outbreak of the coronavirus, leaving suppliers in some of the world’s most impoverished nations to fend for themselves. This new initiative – led by the Star Network, which is funded by Germany’s development agency GIZ, and the International Apparel Federation – hopes to instil greater trust in supply chain negotiations and eradicate poor buying practices.