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April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

Creative policies needed to support RMG makers

While Covid-19 has sent shock waves through the ready-made garment (RMG) supply chains that continue to reverberate, there is also a broader issue that needs more attention: sustainability.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

PR is the missing link in RMG sector

“Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front page ad.” This quote is from Sir Richard Branson,

March 28, 2022
March 28, 2022

Sustainability’s biggest sell? It’s profitable

Sustainability should not be a hard sell. And yet, in our industry, so many garment makers continue to look at it as a financial burden—a potential drain for their businesses.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

We must all share the pain of rising prices

A host of challenges await garment makers as 2022 progresses.

March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022

For RMG, digitisation is the way to go

New developments in technology, robotics, automation and digitisation are something all garment manufacturers need to be mindful of. Knowledge, as they say, is power.

February 28, 2022
February 28, 2022

Don’t let labour shortage derail our RMG momentum

Our RMG industry has been characterised by the phrase “feast or famine” these last two years. After Covid-19 broke out in early 2020, clothing orders were extremely hard to come by for a period of time.

February 21, 2022
February 21, 2022

What about the ethics of fashion retailers?

“UK retailers ditch unethical suppliers,” cried a recent headline in several international news outlets. Did I read that correctly?

February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022

We must keep an eye out for Pakistan

Recently, I read that Pakistan, a major competitor of Bangladesh in garment and textile production, had hit record textile exports. The country posted an uptick in textile exports year-on-year of 40 percent in FY2021-22 to the level of USD 21 billion.

February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022

UN-WTO report does Bangladesh RMG a disservice

In Bangladesh’s RMG industry, we view ourselves as fighting for a position as the world’s second-most important garment sourcing hub.

January 31, 2022
January 31, 2022

Let’s show zero tolerance for pollution

Environmental issues related to the ready-made garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh appear to have taken a back seat in recent years.