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The viral COVID-19 outbreak resulted in restricted movement of people and products. It followed one of the biggest recessions in the history of mankind. Apart from all other affected sectors, Textile and Apparel Supply Chain is in the most vulnerable position because of China is, the largest exporter of textile raw materials and was affected the most by the virus. An overall decrease in demand led to a substantial decrease in textile and apparel product manufacturing that ultimately shut down factories and laid off workers in Bangladesh, where four million people are employed in the sector. This paper illustrates the impact COVID-19 has had on the global textile and apparel supply chain, especially in Bangladesh where there has been supply chain disruption renewed working conditions, and changes in employment. Nonetheless there is hope for improvement in textile sectors late on 2020.