Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / 'Buyers must project real image of B'desh RMG sector'
'Buyers must project real image of B'desh RMG sector'
23
Mar '16
Bangladesh has urged global stakeholders to act and deliver in the spirit of shared responsibility for shared prosperity to project the real picture of the country's RMG sector.

"The average price of readymade clothing has dropped at least 15 per cent in European and American high streets, superstores and supply chains in the last 15 years, which should have been on the contrary," State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said at the dialogue on 'Sustainable Workforce and Supply Chain Reforms for Vision 2021'-part of a day-long seminar titled 'Ethics, Efficiency and Productivity in the RMG sector: Towards $50 billion Exports by 2021'.

Alam said Bangladesh has been serving Western countries by proving cheaper clothes for long, now they cannot run away. "Some of the buyers, who were buying clothes from the factories housed at collapsed Rana Plaza refused to pay compensation after the tragedy, we needed two plus years to get the compensation from them," he said.

“Help us and focus on creating a factual, genuine narrative of Bangladesh readymade garments and textiles industries,” he said. He observed that Bangladesh faces a challenge of image and perception of the RMG industry in the global market.

Alam said that Bangladesh is implementing sustainable development goals (SDG) by setting up $50 billion RMG export goals. Poverty and hunger eradication, women empowerment and many other SDGs targets will be achieved by the target.

Alam observed that the industry was on the path of “transformation”, and in the process “hundreds of factory buildings are coming with global standard and compliance with environmental requirements”.

Other speakers at the dialogue in Dhaka said there is a need for both Bangladeshi garment industry and foreign buyers to follow an ethical code to ensure a sustainable supply chain. It is not Bangladesh's responsibility alone to uphold those ethics, they said.

They also said that Bangladesh has been helping western buyers by providing the cheapest clothes amid recession. But western buyers are blaming the country's RMG industry instead of helping out for sustainability and fair price. They urged researchers to focus on the fair price and implementation of business ethics in every sphere of supply chain, which would help the RMG industry.

Dhaka University, Monash University, Australia and University of Warwick, UK jointly organised the dialogue. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: IFC

Apparel/Garments | On 15th Apr 2021

IFC to support Haiti in revamping garment sector

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is supporting the garment...

Pic: Sorbis / Shutterstock.com

Textiles | On 15th Apr 2021

US textiles & apparel imports down 6.98% in Jan-Feb 2021

The import of textiles and apparel by the United States decreased by...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 15th Apr 2021

Vietnam companies get Amazon boost to turn into brands

The Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS) and Amazon have...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Tech in fashion industry has hit acceleration button

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consumer sentiment will be conservative after lockdown

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Wearables have very limited reach

P V Kadole,

P V Kadole

Nine co-operative organisations from Ichalkaranji came together to form an ...

Dhruv Toshniwal & Udit Toshniwal,

Dhruv Toshniwal & Udit Toshniwal

Launched a year ago, Fashions Pvt Limited conceptualises and sees D2C...

Anupam Chakrabarty,

Anupam Chakrabarty

Headquartered in Finland, Helsinki, Lindström Group is a textile rental...

Tiasha Renganathan, Twinery Innovations by MAS

Tiasha Renganathan
Twinery Innovations by MAS

Twinery-Innovations by MAS is the innovation arm of Sri Lankan company MAS ...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Madison Maxey, Loomia

Madison Maxey
Loomia

Loomia designs and manufactures soft circuit systems that can be produced...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Sneha Arora, Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora
Label Sneha Arora

Sneha Arora, an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology,...

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

Leave your Comments


April 2021

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


Advanced Search