We are not geared for such runs in the same way that some manufacturers in Europe are.
Will we see an industry which has fewer and larger players?
International clothing retailers and brands are demanding up to 5 per cent discounts from Bangladesh’s apparel exporters, adding another challenge for the suppliers who are already grappling with multiple issues amid volatile global economic scenario.
Despite the increased participation of women in different sectors, there remains a lack of dynamism in their employment.
Readymade garment manufacturer A Plus Sweater Ltd had sent an RMG consignment to Chattogram Port from its Gazipur factory on eight covered vans on October 29 last year for shipment to Brazil.
As garment makers, we cannot afford to absorb all cost increases along the supply chain.
My biggest worry in this situation is for our RMG workers, who are among the most vulnerable parts in the global fashion supply chain.
Bangladesh will remain as the preferred sourcing destination for readymade garment (RMG) items well into the future as the country has substantially improved production facilities and on compliance with regulations over the last few years, said international clothing retailers and brands yesterday.