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.
Bangladesh may not able to achieve the apparel export target set for the current fiscal year because of the energy crisis, fall in work orders, and higher inflation in European countries, BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said today.
RMG makers in Bangladesh have a compelling story to tell. And there is no better time to start doing it than now.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Improving workers' health in the biggest sector of the economy, i.e. readymade garments (RMG) has been on the cards for some time now.
Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry, the world's second largest garment exporter, has made huge strides especially in the past few years.
Last year the Bangladesh Terry Towel & Linen Manufacturers & Exporters' Association (BTTLMEA) wanted the government to stop the export of cotton waste so that raw materials become available for production.
Following the visit of robot Sophia to Bangladesh in December last year, there has been a lot of discussion about the possibilities of using automation in industries and its impact on jobs. As the ready-made garment industry is our lifeline, the discussion has mainly been on the impact of automation in the RMG industry.
On November 24, 2012 a fire broke out in Tazreen Fashions garment factory in Ashulia that led to the death of at least 112 workers trapped in a building without adequate emergency exits.