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    RMG vision: The immediate and the important

    It's an era of innovation. It's an era of efficiency. In one part of the world, they are making “smart” jackets, which are creating a microclimate for the wearers, by using carbon fibre heating pads, and are also using Amazon's smart assistant Alexa to even pre-heat the jacket before the consumers are putting them on.

  • 25 workers held over RMG unrest

    Police yesterday arrested 25 garment workers from Ashulia and Savar industrial zones for their alleged involvement in vandalism, looting goods from factories, and torching vehicles during the weeklong labour unrest that ended on Tuesday.

  • Accord: blessing turns burden?

    The call for suspending the operations of the Accord, an inspection and remediation platform of more than 200 global clothing retailers and brands, has been getting louder as garment factory owners are being forced to spend several billion dollars to improve workplace safety.

  • For further growth of our RMG

    Since its foundation, the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) sector has enjoyed rapid expansion, reaching an audience of international buyers and contributing to 83 percent of per annum exports, employing some 4.4 million people, and contributing over USD 32 billion to the economy.

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    RMG worker’s death: Fellows block Dhaka-Aricha highway

    The RMG workers, who blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar protesting the death of their fellow worker this afternoon, withdrew the agitation following the garment authorities' assurance of providing Tk 8 lakh as compassion.

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    New Graft Model: Free of cost

    Nine garment manufacturers have abused the Free of Cost facility and dodged tax of around Tk 120 crore by importing raw materials up to 22 times the permissible limit.

  • 3 hurt in clash between BGMEA employees, RMG workers

    At least three persons are injured in a clash between garment workers and employees of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturing Export Association (BGMEA) in Karwan Bazar of Dhaka.

  • RMG shine to stay

    Bangladesh will remain the apparel sourcing hotspot for international retailers and brands over the next five years because of competitive prices and China's declining market share in garment business, says a global survey.

  • Water: Garments’ invisible price

    Bangladesh boasts as the world’s number two garment exporter. Every third European has a t-shirt made in Bangladesh on his back. Every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. But this is not a story of how many million pieces we export. This is a story of the invisible price we pay every time a jeans rolls out of a factory in Bangladesh. The western buyers little know how much water, that precious resource, was used to wash and dye his shirt. The figures are mind boggling.

  • Hiring people with disabilities

    According to the World Health Organisation (2011), persons with disabilities make up 15 percent of the population. Developing countries lose up to seven percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the exclusion of persons with disabilities from the labour market. When persons with disabilities have access to skills training, they can significantly meet the rising demand of skilled labour, which provides considerable economic advantages.

  • Export to US down nearly 5 percent

    When it comes to RMG, Bangladesh unfortunately lags behind its biggest competitors since 40 percent of fabrics need to be imported due to the inability of local industry to meet needs on time. Gearing up local yarn makers to become more efficient is a long term affair.

  • Fire at Dhaka RMG factory

    A fire breaks out at a readymade garment factory in Mirpur-1 of Dhaka.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • CPD lauds safety steps at factories, says more needs done

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) lauds the reforms in ensuring safety standard at garment factories in three years, following Rana Plaza disaster, and adds that more needs to be done.

  • Quest for dawn ends in darkness

    They had come to Dhaka for jobs so they could get out of poverty and help their families. But the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse not only demolished their hopes but also pushed them into endless misery.

  • Pave way for unionisation in garments: HRW

    Bangladesh government should urgently remove legal and practical obstacles to unionization in garment industries, Human Rights Watch says.

  • 58% Rana Plaza survivors still traumatised: survey

    Some 58 percent survivors of deadly Rana Plaza collapse incident are still traumatised and 48 percent of them remain unemployed even after three years of the tragedy, says a survey report of ActionAid.

  • ADB forecasts 6.7% growth for 2015-16

    Banlgadesh’s growth for this fiscal will improve marginaly and stand at 6.7 percent driven by apparel export and domestic consumption, Asian Development Bank forecasts.

  • Invest in healthcare of female RMG workers

    A sector as large and as booming as RMG, with the majority of its 4.2 million workers being young women between 18 and 35...

  • US lauds Bangladesh’s progress on GSP action plan

    The United States has appreciated Bangladesh’s progress on sustainability compact and GSP plan of action, a press release of Bangladesh embassy in Washington DC said.

  • BD-US Ticfa meeting in Washington Monday

    Bangladesh and the United States will hold the second round of Ticfa meeting in Washington on Monday in which Bangladesh will highlight the progress in terms of RMG sector reforms with a high hope to get back GSP benefit in the US market.

  • What will kill RMG: TPP or Fear?

    What will kill RMG in Bangladesh? Trans-Pacific Partnership or security fears? It may certainly be the second one and not the first. To begin with, the full text of the TPP is not yet available.

  • Bangladesh to set up textile park in Gujarat

    Bangladesh is set to join Gujarat’s textile park bandwagon, reports Times of India.

  • ‘Dhaka closely working with US to root out terrorism’

    Bangladesh is diligently working with the United States to root out violent extremism, says Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin.

  • RMG workers block highway in Gazipur for salary

    Agitating garment workers in Gazipur block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding their salaries and festival bonus for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

  • 100 workers fall sick at Gazipur RMG factory

    100 workers of a readymade garment factory fall sick for unknown reason at Jarun in Konabari area of Gazipur area.

  • Ctg RMG workers’ blockade causes 4km gridlock

    Workers of three readymade garment factories of Clifton Group put barricade on the Bayezid Bostami Road in Chittagong city, demanding their arrears that triggers around two kilometres gridlock on both sides of the road.

  • 100 RMG workers fall sick ‘drinking water’ at factory

    One-hundred workers of a garments factory had to take treatment at the hospital today after drinking water from the factory canteen.