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Talk of banning textile waste raises key questions for Bangladesh

In theory, this sounds like a good idea, but it is not so straightforward.

2022 wasn’t all bad for RMG makers. Here’s why

There is anecdotal evidence that investment is taking place to upgrade operations to meet the demands of international customers.

The pollution made in China

The discussion on holding the largest emitter to account was notably lacking at the conference.

Green finance must be open to SMEs

Despite Bangladesh having a large number of green factories, the SMEs in our garment industry are still struggling to access green finance.

We need consensus on climate goals

Garment makers, governments, NGOs and fashion retailers all agree on one thing: carbon emissions in the clothing production must be reduced. Our industry is one of the world’s most emissions-intensive, and it is simply not sustainable in its current format.

Let’s capitalise on the booming RMG business

Two years ago, garment order books were empty as Covid broke out and shut down the main global markets for Bangladesh.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Talk of banning textile waste raises key questions for Bangladesh

In theory, this sounds like a good idea, but it is not so straightforward.

December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022

2022 wasn’t all bad for RMG makers. Here’s why

There is anecdotal evidence that investment is taking place to upgrade operations to meet the demands of international customers.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

The pollution made in China

The discussion on holding the largest emitter to account was notably lacking at the conference.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Uncertain times ahead for RMG business

As garment makers, we cannot afford to absorb all cost increases along the supply chain.

October 10, 2022
October 10, 2022

Let's not forget RMG workers in the race to net zero

My biggest worry in this situation is for our RMG workers, who are among the most vulnerable parts in the global fashion supply chain.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

Volatile energy could become the norm for garment makers

Global energy challenges are continuing to impact Bangladesh's garment industry.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Bangladesh needs to rely less on EU, US markets

By limiting ourselves to these two markets, we are missing out on a whole world of opportunities.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

The bill for climate change impacts should be shared

Climate change is a problem which was (largely) made in the West, but we are feeling its impacts in countries like ours more than ever.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Five ways the dollar crisis impacts RMG makers in Bangladesh

In recent months, the Bangladeshi taka has plummeted to new depths against the US dollar amid a worsening foreign exchange reserve crisis.

July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022

Don't let fuel shortage undo RMG success

In recent months, global energy prices have soared, and ready-made garment (RMG) makers in Bangladesh have been feeling its impacts these past few weeks.