Bangladesh: Latest apparel and textile news & analysis
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says it is working on a plan to hand over responsibility for its affiliated garment factories to the country's government in 2018, and has revealed around 63% of remediation work has been completed to date.
Bangladesh's apparel makers have invested heavily in improving factory safety since the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, but global buyers are still failing to pay fair prices and following non-transparent purchasing practices, a conference in Dhaka has heard.
Bangladesh's garment exporters have reiterated that business continues as usual in the country, despite tightening security following recent terrorist attacks in the country and wider fears of a long-term impact on the sector.
The legal minimum wage and purchasing power of average monthly pay in some of Bangladesh's factories falls below World Bank poverty lines, a new report has found.
In late June and early July, Bangladesh's garment industry was hit by a number of new long-term threats. But the industry's leaders appear unaware of the real severity these threats posed to their viability, writes Mike Flanagan.
Bangladesh’s National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has kicked off a new campaign calling for higher wages for the country’s garment workers.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of a further seven garment factories for failing to provide evidence of their remediation progress.
A new occupational safety and health training programme has launched in Bangladesh aimed at educating around 800,000 ready-made garment (RMG) workers in 585 factories by June of next year.
The Central Bank of Bangladesh has set out rules for its Green Transformation Fund (GTF) that requires authorised dealers to sign a participation agreement in order to receive the benefits of the fund.
A consortium involving major Bangladeshi and international partners is to build and finance a training course on collaborative sourcing aimed at apparel buyers and suppliers.
US apparel giant VF Corp has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help build the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the textile wet processing sector in Bangladesh.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is hosting its first seminar in Bangladesh next month, addressing the challenges and opportunities in organic textiles for the country’s textile industry.
Bangladesh ready-made garment exporters have teamed up with a number of Danish textile and fashion associations in a bid to improve productivity and address ongoing social and environmental challenges in the country's clothing industry.
The development of Bangladesh's first ever labour inspection strategy took a step forward today (29 September) following the start of a consultation process on the contents of a draft.
Bangladesh has become the latest country to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in yet another sign of support for the landmark global deal.
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.
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