readymade garment

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

RMG makers can go digital to remain visible

As the global economy is threatened by recession, RMG makers will have to come up with strategies to deal.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Govt committed to RMG workers’ welfare: commerce secretary

The government is firmly committed to the Sustainability Compact and the welfare of millions of readymade garment (RMG) workers, said Commerce Secretary Mofizul Islam.

October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018

Bangladesh Apparel Industry: Naive negotiation and a rat race

The quote "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate", from John F Kennedy is a mantra that should be adopted by all of us working in the readymade garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh when entering into price discussions with our trading partners.

July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018

Bangladesh diversifies

Manufacturing in Bangladesh has for the last 30 years been defined by the readymade garment (RMG) industry—and for good reason. The nearly 7,000 RMG facilities in Bangladesh produce 16 percent of all manufactured goods and employ 55 percent of all workers in the manufacturing sector.

March 22, 2018
March 22, 2018

What negotiators should keep in mind

The government of Bangladesh has recently formed a new wage board for the readymade garment (RMG) industry where 4.4 million workers are currently employed. There are around 45 industrial sectors in our country, each with its own set minimum wage. This means that there is no national minimum wage.

January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017

Retailers' worry over RMG unrest

Readymade garment (RMG) sector, the financial barometer of the country, has witnessed a slew of violent unrest at regular intervals in the last couple of years.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

RMG worker’s body found at Ashulia factory

Police recover ed the body of a readymade garment worker at his factory in Ashulia of Savar, outskirts of Dhaka.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

RMG: Smartest Strategies

Bangladesh's manufacturing sector has grown steadily as the country has industrialised. Manufacturing now accounts for 30 percent of GDP, nearly double the share of agriculture.

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

Time yet to heal Rana Plaza victims' families

The 24th has become part of Shahida Begum's life. It is the date she goes to the Rana Plaza site every month, be it in the

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

CPD hails reform measures

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday lauded the reforms made after the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure workers' safety at