Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Buyers should increase price of apparel: Bangladesh PM
Buyers should increase price of apparel: Bangladesh PM
20
Jun '13
Ms. Hasina (L) and Ms. Ploumen (R)/BSS
Ms. Hasina (L) and Ms. Ploumen (R)/BSS
Bangladesh Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina has said that buyers from Western countries should increase the price of garments to enable employers to pay better wages to garment workers.
 
In her meeting with visiting Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Ms. Hasina said her Government is making serious efforts to protect the rights of garment workers and create a better working environment for them, according to Bangladesh News Agency BSS.
 
The Prime Minister told Ms. Ploumen that it would not be wise on the part of apparel buyers from Western countries to stop placing orders with Bangladesh firms due to the Rana Plaza building collapse and fire accidents at some garment factories.
 
She added that the buyers should rather increase price of the garments so that the workers can get better wages, which would help in improving their economic condition.
 
The present Government has taken several measures for increasing the wages of the workers in the clothing industry since it took office in 2009, Ms. Hasina said.
 
The wages of workers in the country’s clothing sector have risen by 82 percent since 2009, and some laws have been modified to protect the rights of the workers, she said.
 
The Government is trying to bring all the garment units, which have grown under private sector over the last few decades, in a streamline, she added.
 
On her part, Ms. Ploumen told the Prime Minster that the Dutch Government is willing to extend all cooperation to Bangladesh, especially for raising living standards of women.
 
The main focus of Ms. Ploumen’s visit was working conditions in Bangladesh’s readymade garment manufacturing sector.
 
Earlier this month, the Netherlands announced that it will contribute €9 million for the improvement of the working conditions in the garment industry.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2017

Govt announces new duty drawback rates for garments

The Government of India has today announced the new duty drawback...

Courtesy: ITMA

Textiles | On 22nd Sep 2017

ITMA 2019 to focus on smart garment technologies

ITMA 2019, the world's largest textile and garment technology...

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2017

New US FTC rule for RN used on textile product labels

The US Federal Trade Commission recently streamlined requirements...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search