Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) organized the fourth edition of Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF), which highlighted the importance of adopting a circular model to accelerate sustainability in the Bangladesh apparel industry.
The event had 60 renowned speakers and 20 exhibitors from across the world. The speakers discussed issues related to circularity, CO2 reductions, climate action, shifting to renewable energy, and human rights due diligence. The SAF also saw the launch of the project 'Closing the Loop on Textile Waste', funded by Partnering for Green Growth & the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), which aims to build a circular and inclusive textile value chain in Bangladesh and Kenya.
A roundtable discussion titled 'The Journey Towards Circular Fashion in Bangladesh' was also organized, where participants, including apparel and textile manufacturers, buyers, embassies, recyclers, and global organizations promoting sustainability, discussed how circularity can contribute to achieving the USD 100 billion export target of the Bangladesh apparel industry by 2030. The high-profile speakers at the event included ministers, ambassadors, managing directors of companies, and chairmen of parliamentary committees.