We are currently at an advanced stage in the creation of a fair trade apparel factory in Bangladesh.
Led by experienced production, quality, and compliance managers, the Fair Trade Factory will not only be fully compliant, but it will be an industry leader that brands will want to associate themselves with.
The project includes recruitment of skilled workers from the highly respected UCEP training school. All employees will be educated in worker safety and rights and share in the factory’s profits.
By paying a percentage of revenue to the workers, there is built-in incentive to stay employed (and thus stay compliant). We expect unprecedented worker motivation and loyalty.
For brands, having the Fair Trade Factory as part of their supply chain, they mitigate their risk while still being able to do business in a low-wage environment.
This is a sustainable solution that creates profits, jobs, higher wages, and a quality product in a safer, compliant context.
In short, this is a new way forward for the Bangladesh garment industry. It is an innovative and transformative model that rewards investors, brands, and the workers.
Moreover, as a social enterprise, it is a replicable and sustainable way of doing business that raises standards in a country that is second only to China in the production of garments.