Bangladesh’s apparel and fashion industry need to focus on developing environment-friendly products in order to drive sustainable growth.
This was voiced by several industry experts who attended the seminar on Voices and Solutions: Achieving Growth through Sustainable Production and Consumption in the Fashion Industry. The seminar, organised by ActionAid Bangladesh and Fashion Revolution, was held at Brac Centre Inn, in the capital city of Dhaka on 20 April 2019.
Md. Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation, who was the chief guest at the event, called the industry to minimise the industrial wastes using advanced technology and also create awareness among people. He added that people, especially in cities, should not use canals as dustbin.
Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh, while lauding the contribution of apparel and textile sector in enhancing country’s economy, said that its harmful impact on environment cannot be overlooked at any cost. “Time has come to go through a huge technological upgradation so as to keep the industrial development sustainable,” she added.
More on the same, Faruque Hassan, Former Vice President, BGMEA, said that though the garment industry is putting efforts to reduce environmental pollution, large investment and workers’ efficiency are much needed.
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) was the knowledge partner of the event.