Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been assigned the task of sewing the world’s largest T-shirt using cotton fabric to break the Guinness record, marking the centenary of founding anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Bangladeshi apparel manufacturer Palmal has been entrusted with sewing of the 350 ft. long and 250-ft. wide T-shirt using cotton fabrics, which will be one-size larger than the Indian-made T-shirt. Palmal will bear the cost of sewing the r-shirt and so logo of the company would be adorned with it. The T-shirt would be made into 500 to 1,000 pieces, after the celebration, and the money to be received from sale would be handed over to the labour-welfare fund.
Meanwhile, the BGMEA leaders have taken various initiatives to boost RMG export including digilisation of all RMG factories, boosting export and establishing on ‘RMG Sustainability Council’ (RSC). The proposal for forming RMG Sustainability Council’ (RSC) gets acceptability to all. The BGMEA wants to establish on ‘RMG Sustainability Council’ (RSC) to ensure full and independent national compliance monitoring system in Bangladesh. The RSC will be governed by BGMEA, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), brands, and workers’ representatives. It will take over all the safety-related matters in the RMG industry within the legal framework of the government of Bangladesh.