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Prime Asia “A vision for future is what we are looking at”

Recalling the firms from couple of years ago when people were not really considering much to imbibe automation on the sewing floor, K. M. Asib Reza, MD, Prime Asia Limited focuses on how now the customers are placing orders for automation systems for the whole factory. “The companies are now ready to invest in automation, as it basically reduces the handling time and directly contributes to the efficiency of the workers, which nearly improves 30-40% […]

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Accessory manufacturers upbeat of potential growth…

The upward moving garment industry in Bangladesh is ably supported by the accessory manufacturers, who thrive to remain in tune with the requirements of the industry and support them with better services and products. BGAPMEA, the official association for this industry claims that there are about 1,500 companies engaged in manufacturing accessories and packaging material for the RMG sector. These companies have supported the export industry in reducing the lead times and decreasing dependency on […]

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Workers’ sound health, a commercial incentive for RMG sector

To reveal that the expenditure on workers’ health-related issues have business benefits, is a task which needs perfect projection and simulation while to motivate and mobilise the garment factory owners to invest in sustainable work environment is another daunting task in itself. SNV – a more than 50 year old organisation founded in the Netherlands with local presence in 29 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where its global team of […]

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Focus Garment Tech Pte. Ltd.: All set to encash enthusiastic Bangladesh’s RMG market

Bangladesh has some key factors which augur well for the steady growth of the RMG sector and this sector continues to show robust performance. “Knitting, dyeing, sewing, finishing, packing and logistics are all done in-house in Bangladesh factories. Seeing this, even Chinese factories are shifting to the country to tackle surging cost issues in their homeland. I believe Bangladesh, in 4 to 5 years’ time, will be the world’s best garment exporter because factory owners […]

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Rana Plaza Anniversary: B’Desh workers’ unions demand punishment of culprits

On the eve of fourth anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy, National Alliance For Protection of Garments Workers & Industries formed a human chain in front of Press Club at Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 23. The organization demands punishment of all culprits including Sohel Rana, the building owner who is responsible for the disastrous collapse of Rana Plaza. Also Read – Bangladesh RMG industry becoming ‘one of the safest’ in world: Alliance Presided over Abul Hossain, […]

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Bangladesh Denim Expo to open gates on May 17

Themed ‘Denim Networks’, the 6th edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo, will open its gates on 17th May, at Bashundhara International Convention City in Dhaka, to highlight the importance of developing understanding and relationships in the Denim industry. The two-day expo will also promote the importance of sustainability, addressing environmental and ecological issues that affect business apart from promoting ways to improve and develop best working practices. “This season’s expo will deliver a dynamic environment to […]

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Rana Plaza Anniversary: Bangladesh workers’ unions question safety improvement

Four years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 factory workers, labour activists and groups have expressed unhappiness over the safety scenario in the garment industry, underlining that “a lot still needs to be done to this end”. “In addressing fire safety, building safety, workers’ protection, not sufficient steps have been taken yet. Though 50 per cent of garment companies/manufacturers/exporters have taken the requisite steps in terms of remediation and […]

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Bangladesh RMG industry becoming ‘one of the safest’ in world: Alliance

Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety has observed that Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) sector is becoming one of the safest in the world. Ever since the Rana Plaza collapse, which happened exactly four years back, Bangladesh has made significant changes to ensure that garment workers would never again risk their lives just by going to work, averred Jim Moriarty, Country Director of the Alliance at a quarterly press conference held at Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka. “We […]

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B’Desh’s Education Minister stresses on developing in-house experts in RMG sector

Nurul Islam Nahid, Bangladesh’s Education Minister, has urged the garment exporters to involve local youth – particularly those having skills of international standard in design and fashion – in the industry so that they can compete with other global readymade garment (RMG) exporters. The Education Minister further added that the international experts employed in making new designs in the RMG buying houses earn a lot staying in Bangladesh just on account of superior performance. “Our […]

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Pacific Associates Ltd.: Eyes bigger chunk in Bangladesh market

Bangladesh’ RMG sector accounts for 80 per cent of the country’s total exports. Hence, textiles and apparel machinery manufacturers and sellers recognize Bangladesh as a lucrative business destination. M. Sahadat Hossain, Chairman, Pacific Associates Ltd. informs, “Given the right market opportunities, Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturing owners can lift themselves up to become even more prominent and efficient players in the sector as they know how to choose technological equipments by analysing requisite alternatives available in the […]

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STAGE ERP: The unique & integrated solution for the apparel industry

Growth is good news for any industry, but it comes with its own share of challenges; more so for the apparel industry which has multiple variables intricately interwoven in the entire process-efficient handling of supply chain for quick delivery. As Bangladesh emerges as the preferred global garmenting hub riding high on the back of its phenomenal growth in the last few years, the need for well-integrated business process management software has become the much-needed requirement […]

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Radio-based campaign to address OSH issues of Bangladesh RMG workers

Initiated by the Labour and Employment Ministry and Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE), in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a radio-based campaign titled ‘Safe Workplaces, Go Ahead Bangladesh’ has been launched to raise awareness on basic Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues in the apparel sector in Bangladesh. “Efforts to improve workplace safety remain the highest priority for the Bangladesh Government. This campaign will reach out to garment workers to […]

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EU delegation praises safety efforts of Bangladesh RMG sector

A four-member delegation of European Parliament expressed satisfaction over safety efforts carried out by Bangladesh in the readymade garment (RMG) industry. The visit and subsequent praise has come ahead of the May 18 review of the Sustainability Compact which was rolled out after the Rana Plaza tragedy in 2013, and the June annual International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to be held in Geneva. “We found very positive development, and we’ll go […]

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Bangladesh’s RMG exports drop in February

According to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), readymade garments (RGM) exports from Bangladesh in the month of February this year fell from a year earlier to US $ 2.7 billion. It is 9 per cent below the Government’s monthly target. Shipments of readymade garments, comprising knitwear and woven items, totalled US $ 18.6 billion in July-February period, up 2.8 per cent from a year earlier. In the first eight months of the fiscal, the country’s exports […]

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Bangladesh Govt. forms council for RMG sector

Bangladesh Government has formed a tripartite consultative council for the ready-made garment (RMG) sector of the country. Representatives from workers, employers and the Government will be members of the council, which will be responsible for review of overall labour situation of the RMG sector and apprise the Government of the situation. This consultative council which will remain valid until further order of the Government, and will also advise the Government about the laws, rules and […]

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