BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has called on Canadian buyers to choose Bangladesh as a safe, sustainable and ethical apparel-sourcing destination and source more garments from the country.
He made the call during a recent meeting with Paul Draffin, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Canadian Tire Corporation in Toronto, Canada.
BGMEA Director Abdullah Hil Rakib was present at the meeting which was also attended by Kimi Walker, Associate Vice President, Product Stewardship, Eddy Kong, General Manager, Asia, Canadian Tire Corporation.
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited is a renowned retail company in Canada.
They discussed possible avenues of business opportunities for Bangladesh in Canadian market, said the BGMEA on Wednesday.
Also, highlighting the tremendous progress of Bangladesh’s RMG industry in terms of workplace safety, sustainability and ethical manufacturing, Faruque said Bangladesh will continue to be the world’s preferred destination for apparel sourcing.
He urged brands and retailers of Canada to strengthen partnership with their Bangladeshi suppliers to build their capabilities in apparel products which have high demand in the Canadian market.