June 19, 2013 | 08:32 AM (BD Time)
19 June, 2013 Wednesday
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Ethical and environmental approaches in fashion sustainability
Sustainability is a multi-faceted concept that has different meanings to different people. In today's competitive global fashion industry it is not only the environmental issues that have to be addressed but also the ethical and social justice challenges such as fair trade and economic fairness that helps to build an environment that allows everyone to flourish.
To face the global fashion industry challenges, there is a need for research projects that explore best practice and ways forward to improve the competitiveness of the Bangladesh manufacturing sector through adding value in this area. By blending research, education and practical solutions, the DelpHE project is working so as to help the world build a path towards a better sustainability practices.
We hope this project will help us to understand this issue - "sustainability" - more comprehensively and guide our RMG sector to deal with these challenges more effectively.
If we cannot make a better future for the next generation, at least we should not harm it.
We have no right to make it so worse so that our children cannot breathe one day.
These diverse concepts or ideas of sustainable fashion, ranging from social issues, maintaining ethical standards, design practice, manufacturing, production, and/or consumption ... etc., have led to a range of different conclusions, however, many focus on a common goal, to generate a more ecofriendly environment that finds a balance between consumption, production, environmental and ethical practice. Over the last few years, Bangladesh has made significant moves towards adopting ethical and environmental approaches; such as banning of plastic bags as a use of shopping bag and the use of jute products.
(Rushmita Alam is Associate Professor & Head of Fashion Design & Technology, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology and researches, Del PHE project.)
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