Opinion

October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021

Bangladesh RMG must be more resilient after Covid-19

The world might look a very different place 10 years from now. If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that nothing can be taken for granted—in life or in business.

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

Beyond LDC: 5 ideas for a future-proof RMG sector

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a new report which looks at how the economies of the least developed countries (LDCs) have progressed during the past 50...

September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021

In fashion, ‘sustainability as usual’ may no longer be enough

Can we decouple business growth from climate impacts? This is the thorny question that no politician wants to answer right now, and it is easy to understand why.

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

A case for regulatory oversight of online apparel retailers

As a clothing manufacturer, there are a great many legal and regulatory hoops I must jump through in order to remain in operation without falling foul of the law.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Why Bangladesh needs to set price floor for garments

The US government has passed well-documented “anti-dumping laws” aimed at providing a level playing field and protection for the local industries.

September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021

How to support the renewable energy drive in Bangladesh

Recently I wrote about how Bangladesh’s RMG industry needs to move towards renewable energy in order to gain a global competitive advantage in garment production. Here I want to look at some of the...

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Clean energy could bestow major competitive advantage for suppliers

Competitive advantage comes in many different shapes and forms. Product quality, speed, flexibility and, of course, price. All have their place in influencing whether a company should choose one...

August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021

Factory owners can’t do it all themselves

To grow and fulfil its potential in the coming years, I believe Bangladesh’s RMG industry needs to adapt when it comes to management.

August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021

Bangladesh apparel industry needs to tackle mistruths head-on

If one were to read the international media, one might be given the impression that Bangladesh is a wasteland, when we all know that it is anything but.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

New due diligence laws: Is Bangladesh ready?

Around the world, the issue of human rights due diligence in global supply chains is rapidly rising up the agenda. But what does this mean and how will it impact garment manufacturers in Bangladesh?