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SAC partners with BAE

Staff Correspondent
28 Jan 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 28 Jan 2023 00:31:33
SAC partners with BAE

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has become strategic partner of the Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) for the fourth edition of the Sustainable Apparel Forum.

The SAC is an independent and impact-creating organisation that brings together around half of the apparel industry together, to enable positive social and environmental impacts. The BAE, a non-profit organization, was established to promote the apparel industry of Bangladesh.

The event, scheduled to be held on March 15-16 in Dhaka, aims to bring together stakeholders to discuss and exchange ideas on how to advance sustainability within the textile and apparel industry, said a press release.

The forum will focus on five key subject areas of the apparel and textile supply chain: circular economy, climate impact and action, renewable energy and green funding, skill development and green job prospects and challenges.

Apparel manufacturers, brands, development partners, foreign missions and embassies in Bangladesh, apparel and textile association’s leaders, ministers, secretaries will join the event.

BAE founder and Chief Executive Officer Mostafiz Uddin said, “Bangladesh Apparel Exchange has been established to promote the apparel industry of Bangladesh. One of the objectives of the BAE is ensuring the sustainable growth of the industry through its multifarious and meaningful initiatives.

“SAC has been our long-term partner for several years. Bangladesh Apparel Exchange believes that sustainability, technology and innovation are keys to the progress of the Bangladesh apparel industry and, by working together with SAC, we aim to enable Bangladesh to progress as a responsible sourcing destination on the global map through to promotion of sustainability, innovation, technology and transparency in the industry.”

Vidhura Rapanawe, board director, Andrew Martin, vice-president, Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, and Joyce Tsoi, director, Collective Action Programs, along with other team members, will represent the SAC, at the event, including participation in a discussion on decarbonisation and what it will take for the industry to achieve the necessary reduction of carbon emissions.

Andrew Martin said, “We’re honored to be supporting the Bangladesh Apparel Exchange with the opportunity to leverage our strength in collaboration to move the industry forward. As an organization with equal partnership as a core value, and committed to steering the industry toward a shared vision for sustainability, we firmly believe that partnership is the new leadership.