Bangladesh's silk industry is one of the oldest in the world, with farmers in the northwestern border district of Rajshahi producing some of the most sought-after silk yarns. They specialise in hi

The minimum wage for Bangladeshi garment workers will rise by 51 percent from December, the country’s Ministry for Labor and Employment is quoted by Reuters as saying. According to the news age

On July 16, 2018, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) submitted a proposal for the workers’ minimum wage to be set at 6,360 taka (about 75 dollars), which the

Tuesday marked five years since thousands of workers were killed by the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in Bangladesh. Due to the extremely low wages and tax advantages Bangladesh is the c

For the fifth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the worst industrial disaster, the most devasting blow to the garment sector - Rana Plaza. On April 23, 2013 the Rana

Paris - Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions in developing more socially respons

London - Although it has been nearly five years since the most deadly accident in the history of garment manufacturing took place - Rana Plaza - the need for brands and trade unions to take on the re

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) whose five-year-term draws to a close at the end of the year, has decided to look for a way to carry forward its inspections, safety monitoring, t

London - The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has urged the government of Bangladesh to fight for decent wages for all workers, revise its labour laws and to speed up

Bangladesh's garment export to the U.S. have fallen by 4.22 percent in the 10 months into October this year. Meanwhile, other markets such as China, India and Vietnam have taken its largest export&rs

Ten people have died as a result of a boiler explosion in a textile factory in Bangladesh. The factory, which is owned by textile manufacturers Multifabs supplies knitted apparel to clients in Europe

From now on, Bangladesh will take care of the remediation of more than 4,000 garment factories on its own, at least according to state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque. He said at th

While in the wake of the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, everyone has been busy looking at building, fire and general workplace safety in garment factories in Bangladesh - which is

For the fourth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the worst industrial disaster, the worst blow to the garment industry. On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Sa

Survivors of acid attacks strutted down the catwalk at a fashion show in Dhaka Tuesday in an effort to stamp out prejudice against victims of these brutal assaults. Shonali Khatun, a 14-year-old s

Marcia Bernicat, US ambassador to Bangladesh, confirmed at a press conference following a meeting at the headquarters of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) in Dh

The echoes of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh can still be felt three years after the disaster killed 1,000 workers in April 2013. Add to the lasting damage last weekend's terrorist att

Running a garment factory is no easy task, even - or especially when - more than 80 percent of all exports are taken up by readymade garments. And even when safety requirements have been fulfilled. T

Three years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka that served as a wake-up call to the international garment industry, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has posted

London - April 24, 2013 - a date imprinted onto the industry's memory as the day the worst disaster in the history of garment manufacturing occurred on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Rana P

As part of its national initiative under the Tripartite Plan of Action (TPA), the government of Bangladesh has so far finished inspecting 1000 garment factories for structural, fire and electrical sa

Although it did take a while - two years and two months to be exact - the trust fund to provide adequate compensation for the victims and survivors of the Rana Plaza textile factory disaster in Bangl

While the government of Bangladesh claims to be doing much to ensure labour rights and improved working conditions in its factories - enough to get its GSP status (Generalised Scheme of Preferences)

Reaching a new milestone, the first two factories producing ready-made garments have completed all remediation work. They are Concord Fashion Export Ltd. and Jeacon, both located in the same building

The residents of the Dhaka North City Corporation, a significant number of whom are garment worker, have elected a mayor who is a past president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters

With the second anniversary of the deadliest garment factory accident in the history of the fashion industry being marked today, it is time for a review and an assessment of the current situation. Wh

Workers in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry can now avail of a new telephone helpline – 0800 44 55 000 – that has been launched with the support of the International Labour Organ

The fashion business world’s fundament was shaking as the fundaments of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh literally collapsed. Everybody is aware of the wry reality that it often ta

The Indian government has slapped nearly 16 percent countervailing duty (CVD) on import of readymade garments products from Bangladesh. The step comes at a time when RMG exporters in Bangladesh were

After recent fire calamities in Bangladesh that claimed many lives and raised concerns over fire safety measures in garment factories, international garment brands have demanded quick safe actions to