Many textile producers in Indonesia have switched from producing fashion items to making essential things to help the nation in the fight against coronavirus.

Ria Darmasari, 37, who was making wedding dresses in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province, is now producing much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals.

Her business was directly affected by the pandemic since most of the weddings and other parties have either been postponed or canceled.
And since she has to pay her employees based on productivity, this was the only viable option.

“If there are no incoming orders, the employees will not be

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