readymade garment industry | The Daily Star
  • Getting end-consumers of our apparels to care about ethical sourcing

    The readymade garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has made universally applauded advances in the fields of ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices, with huge investments being made in the sector to improve working conditions and environmental standards.

  • 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.

  • 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.


    GSP is always riddled with the subjectivity of the benefit granting countries. Indeed, trade analysts would recognise that this element of subjectivity is one of the fundamental problems with the GSP regimes.

  • Our garment industry at a crossroad

    In order to maintain the competitive advantage, there is a tendency of putting downward pressure on workers' wages and benefits. In this context, for the workers' welfare, there is a critical need for reducing the cost of doing business in Bangladesh.

  • Is the new model of trade unions the answer?

    THE history and development of trade unions in the garment sector is different from other industrial sectors of Bangladesh.

  • 100 workers sick drinking factory water in Ashulia

    Over a hundred workers of a garment unit fall sick after drinking the factory’s supply water in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

  • 100 workers sick after eating Gazipur factory food

    At least 100 workers of a readymade garments factory fell sick and were hospitalised after eating the food provided to them in Gazipur’s Kashimpur.

  • Death in road crash sparks protest in N'ganj

    Garment workers set a bus afire after it ran over one of their colleagues in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj this morning. Agitating workers also vandalised at least 10 vehicles, witnesses say.