Innovative Business Through Textile Re-Use In The Backyard Garment Sector

Maveen Pereira Friday, 1 January 2021

Traidcraft Exchange's research, funded with the help of TRAID, into the informal garment industry in Bangladesh offers an insightful vision of the potential to reduce textile waste and increase creative income for local entrepreneurs in a country where the global ready-made garment sector dominates the economy. In this Lesson, you'll learn more about the backyard garment industry in Bangladesh.

This is a segment cut from a full interview with Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange. 

In this Lesson you will learn:

  • About the role of the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh and its impact on its citizens and the environment
  • How a secondary informal garment sector operates alongside the main factories in the country
  • How Traidcraft Exchange's research supports female garment workers, local economies and textile waste reduction initiatives
  • The potential of this research for wider applications within the global textile and fashion industry

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    This is a segment cut from the full interview with Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange.