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Bangladesh Suspends Import Privileges of 84 ‘Unsafe’ Garment Factories

Rivet's 2020 Denim Circularity report takes a deep dive into how the global denim industry is plotting its circular future amidst a worldwide pandemic.

More than 80 garment factories in Bangladesh have lost the right to import duty-free fabrics and raw materials due to poor compliance with national safety standards, local media has reported. On Wednesday, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the trade union of garment-factory owners in the South Asian nation, suspended so-called “utilisation declarations”—or…

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