Innovative Business Through Textile Re-Use In The Backyard Garment Sector
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 video you'll 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'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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How Cotton Farming Creates, Affects and Could Alleviate Povertywith Aneel Kumar Ambavaram
In an eye-opening discussion about the current situation of cotton farming and its contribution to poverty cycles among rural communities in India today, Aneel Kumar Ambavaram and Sanne van den Dungen from Grameena Vikas Kendram (GVK Society), share information about the organisation's RESET programme that aims to regenerate the environment, society and economy through textiles. This makes an unmissable lesson for anyone who wants to know how cotton truly figures into the everyday lives of farmers and villages where the fibre originates.