BGMEA urges C&A to deepen collaboration with their suppliers

Published : 29 Nov 2023 07:50 PM

The BGMEA President Faruque Hasan called upon the C&A, a multinational chain of retail clothing stores, to deepen collaboration with their suppliers, with a specific emphasis on improving sustainable manufacturing practices. 

He urged C&A to increase their garment sourcing from Bangladesh, particularly for high-value items, in the forthcoming days. C&A has long-term business with Bangladeshi suppliers.

Faruque made the call during a meeting with Shantanu Singh, Unit Leader and General Manager  of C&A Sourcing International Ltd, and Nitin Kumar, Sourcing Operations Dhaka  Hub Manager, as they paid a courtesy visit to Faruque Hassan, President of the  Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Tuesday.

The meeting delved into discussions surrounding potential business expansion  and strategies to enhance the competitiveness of Bangladesh in the global market.Miran Ali, Vice President of BGMEA, and Shovon Islam, Chair of the Standing  Committee on Press, Publication, and Publicity were also present at the  meeting held at BGMEA Complex in the capital's Uttara, said a press release.

They exchanged thoughts on various critical aspects of the garment industry  in Bangladesh, with a particular focus on sustainability and the transition to a circular fashion system. 

Faruque emphasized on the importance of responsible business practices, urging C&A to demonstrate empathy and support in the implementation of a new minimum wage for garment workers to enhance their well-being. 

Furthermore, discussions revolved around capacity-building initiatives for suppliers in designing and manufacturing high-end fashion items, especially man-made apparels.