Opinion

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.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

Time for RMG makers to think globally

When it comes to the geography of apparel production, the rules are changing, and this is something all Bangladeshi RMG manufacturers need to be aware of.

January 10, 2022
January 10, 2022

Clouds lift as RMG makers bounce back

In the spring of 2020, when the whole planet appeared to be going into lockdown and major fashion retailers were collectively cancelling billions of dollars’ worth of garment orders, it was difficult to see light at the end of the tunnel.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Time for unity between RMG buyers and suppliers

One of the lessons that we learnt during Covid-19 is that suppliers and buyers need to collaborate more, moving away from adversarial relations. But how can we make the shift towards collaboration? And what are the barriers to such an approach to business?

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

End of 2021 brings déjà vu to apparel makers

There is a profound sense of déjà vu as we approach the end of 2021 and look forward to what the new year will bring.

December 20, 2021
December 20, 2021

Lessons to be learnt from 2021

The year 2020 was the toughest that I can remember as a business owner. Like many RMG manufacturers in Bangladesh, there were periods where I did not know how I was going to survive.