Covid Crisis Hits 4 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers’ Bottom Line

Garment employees work at Arrival Fashion Ltd. in Gazipur, Bangladesh, Saturday, March 13, 2021. The owner of this business, Shafiqul Islam, was studying business at Dhaka College in 1971 when a bloody and brutal war for independence ravaged Bangladesh. After undergoing guerrilla training in India, he returned to fight against Pakistani soldiers. Fifty years on, his factory employs nearly 3,000 workers who make jeans for export to Europe and North America.

Get your ticket today for Sourcing Summit Hong Kong and gain insights from executives from Asmara, Wood Mackenzie, The Mills Fabrica, Star Network, NRF, Delta Galil, Unspun, the Ports of Los Angeles and more. More than a year since the Covid-19 pandemic plunged the world into an unprecedented state of chaos and flux, order cancellations, delayed payments and demands for steep discounts continue to have repercussions across Bangladesh’s garment industry, the world’s second-largest after China. Many of the country’s 4 million garment workers have either watched their paychecks shrivel…