“Sustainability is no more an option, it’s a must for the fashion industry now

Desk Report: ”Stephanie Theirs-Ratcliffe, Director of European Brands and Retailers, Cotton Council International said: “Sustainability is no more an option, it’s a must for the fashion industry now. Cotton Council International is working to ensure the supply of sustainable cotton to the industry.”


Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliff, Director of European Brand and Retailers, Cotton Council International  also said, “We provide a robust regulatory environment where legal requirements are strictly enforced”

She said it  in the In the opening plenary of Sustainable Apparel Forum. More than 50 speakers as well as 20 green growth exhibitors from over 20 countries has participated in the 3rd edition of Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) organized by Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) partnering with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA).

Policy makers, industry leaders, brands’ representatives and fashion campaigners from home and abroad has gathered in Dhaka today to accelerate momentum of sustainability in Bangladesh apparel industry.

Current important apparel sustainability issues such as climate action, environmental social & governance (ESG) and green finance, purchasing practices, due diligence and legislation, and circular economy were discussed at the five plenary sessions along with opening and closing plenaries of the SAF.