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Cost biggest barrier to Bangladesh RMG remediation 21 Jun 2016

High interest rates, a lack of financial literacy and an unwillingness among factory managers are proving to be the main barriers to obtaining remediation financing in Bangladesh's Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector, a new study has shown. 

First figures show Bangladesh exports climb 26 Apr 2016

Bangladesh's garments exports have continued to grow at a steady pace despite the country's image taking a hit following the Tazreen and Rana Plaza disasters – with the EU, Canada and the US all increasing imports in the last year.

Bangladesh still needs reforms to fix factories 25 Apr 2016

Efforts to improve worker and building safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry have brought tangible progress over the three years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse – but it is also clear that essential reforms are still needed and that the pace of remediation must accelerate. 

Rana Plaza three years on – Timeline of change 22 Apr 2016

Just days before the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, just-style looks at the changes that have been made to improve worker and building safety within the country's ready-made garment industry. While progress has undoubtedly been made, questions remain about the speed of remediation if all parties involved are to leave their legacy of safer factories in 2018.

Bangladesh Alliance suspensions a "wake-up call" 15 Apr 2016

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it hopes its suspension of factories for lack of progress on remediation will be a final wake-up call to owners to step up their efforts as the third anniversary of Rana Plaza nears. 

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Bangladesh denim event to double in size 27 Jun 2016

An upcoming event showcasing the entire denim supply chain in Bangladesh and beyond is set to double in size this year with 100 exhibitors expected to descend on Dhaka in November.

Bangladesh factories urged to pay Eid bonus 27 Jun 2016

A row has broken out over the payment of the Eid bonus and salary to ready-made garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh in line with the deadline set by the government.

Alliance cuts ties with three more factories 23 Jun 2016

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of a further three factories for failing to make progress in addressing identified safety concerns. 

Union busting leaves Bangladesh workers vulnerable 23 Jun 2016

A global union used the recent International Labour Conference in Geneva to suggest aggressive union busting by management has led to a reduced number of active unions and is leaving workers in Bangladesh with little or no protection against employers.

Bangladesh firm comes top in World Textile Awards 21 Jun 2016

Bangladeshi company Matin Spinning Mills Ltd has been named ‘International Textile Firm of the Year’ at the World Textile Awards, sponsored by The Textile Institute.

$360m logistics investment to benefit Bangladesh 20 Jun 2016

Bangladesh's logistics infrastructure could receive a much-needed boost thanks to US$360m in funding from The World Bank to overhaul the country's rivers, ports and canals.

Accord urges faster remediation after four fires 15 Jun 2016

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has urged an acceleration of the remediation work being carried out in the country's ready-made garment industry following four factory fires over the last month. 

Alliance fully remediates two more factories 15 Jun 2016

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says another two apparel factories have been fully remediated, bringing the total number of completions to 28, but behind its target for April end.

Bangladesh RMG sector opposes source tax hike 7 Jun 2016

Bangladesh's apparel and textile industry has urged the country's government not to raise the tax deducted at source in the clothing sector arguing it could have a negative impact.

Bangladesh Accord axes Young International 7 Jun 2016

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has cut ties with another ready-made garment supplier after it refused to temporarily evacuate the factory building. 

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Garment factories boost Bangladesh education 16 Sep 2014

The explosive growth of the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry is more likely to be accompanied by accusations of sweatshop exploitation from labour rights activists than praise for the positive opportunities it brings the sector's largely-women workforce.