why garments workers are loosing their job?

why garments workers are loosing their job

Bangladesh performing very well in GDP growth for past decade. Where they mostly depends on garments manufacturing sector. It’s contributed 85% of Bangladesh’s economy statistics has released by government.

The giant business country USA and China has been fight together for last few month. For the sake of Huawei and national security issue in USA, as per Donald trump’s public speech. Bangladesh and those country in Asia took the chance to booming it economy. Bangladesh successfully achieved that opportunities.

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Thus; Bangladesh should be more beneficial for manufacturing company along with its workers. But recently “more than 25000 of garments workers losses their job and 40 factories has shutdown” non-government organization says. This country is well known for cheap price & good quality of products. Because labor cost was as low as 5,300/= BDT approximately ($62.7397). December last year the government take a vital decision to grant workers demand to increased minimum wages to 8,000/= BDT approximately ($94.6952 ).

There are too many small factories who was doing business by sub-contract in challenging working environment with low cost workers. Those people makes small company who has a little garments knowledge. After implementing the minimum wage law; they faces horrible situation and force to shutdown the factory. Because they are unable to provide government approved minimum wage. This is how the small business owners unable to continue the business. So thousand of workers had lost their job and come out to the street for protesting and demand for job.

The neighbor country India, who was world’s 5th largest economy in last year. But now it has dropped by 7th position . Their workers losses the job more rapidly than Bangladesh. India experiencing financial crisis.

so not only garments sector but also each and every sector is going down on growth statistics. Automobiles sector had a huge shocked as low as last 45 years and losing lakhs of job. India slipped to 103 from 100 in global hunger index in about 119 countries. Experts says this GDP slowdown causes demonetization, GST, and many more wrong decision taken by current government.

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On the other hand, the giant business companies in Bangladesh performed much better with this such environment. An Executive of cutting department in a factory located in Gazipur, named Mr. Abdul Kalam says to textile student that “most of the company holds the increment of office stuff due to increment of workers to balance company’s expenses for several month. Even the festival bonus didn’t paid at all in last few occasions.

Mr. Abdul Kalam express the happiness after know that GDP growth of Bangladesh. He prays to Allah for more success for his company and country.

Bangladesh has topped by GDP growth.

Bangladesh has topped by GDP growth.

Gross domestic product ( GDP ) is Most usages measuring criteria of a country’s economy. According to the recently released “Spectator Index-2019”. Bangladesh has topped in the list of growth rate, from 2009 to 2019. The growth success based on various internal matters like pertaining to politics, economics, history, military affairs, sports, over growing science and technology.

Bangladesh booming its economy rapidy last decade. basically based on ready made garments (RMG) sector. where its gets more than 85% contributions. This sector performed very well in recent years and currently; US-China trade war by getting many more extra production order. Infrastructure of garments manufacturing factory in Bangladesh, has improved a lot. After several historical unexpected accident like Rana plaza collapsed and horrible Fire incident of Tazreen factory.

Last year the government of Bangladesh has increased the minimum wage from 8,000/= BDT per month (Approximately $94.8494 USD).

Sudden improvement of infrastructure, wage and still cheap price. Bangladesh has implemented several safety law like, Fire, building, working environment and many more. Worker and every office stuff take part in every months Fire and civil defiance drill. So The international customers show significant positive impact for placing more production order.

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World Bank has released the statistics of last financial year. where the economy size was about $274B dollar, instead it was $102B dollar in the year of 2009. The GDP (nominal) size surpassed the $314.656B mark in June and per capital $1,888 showed by government’s figures.

According to a chart; was posted on The official accounts of pectator Index’s Twitter and Instagram.

Past decade the GDP growth are following.

Bangladesh’s grew 188%.
Ethiopia’s grew 180%.
China’s grew 177%.
India’s grew 117%.
Indonesia’s grew 90%.
Malaysia’s grew 78%.
Australia’s grew 41%.
Brazil’s grew 17 %.

Bangladesh is now the 29th largest economy in the world. As per the latest GDP ranking based on purchasing power parity (PPP) published by the International Monetary Fund.


How product’s development works in garment factory.

How product's development works in garment factory.

Let’s get back to the initial time of product’s development, manufacturing process, customer choice, color variation and fashion trends. There were not much varieties of clothing in general people’s. But Day after day with growing civilization clothing habit changed consistently as per fashion trends.
Hence, the products development department in garment factory always working to get exact outcome of the goods as customer asked. This is how it’s increased its necessary in garments manufacturing factory.

There too many methods followed by different organizations and factories. But the goal is same to “develop the products”. As per my own experience I would like to share with few words in easy manner.

This mission starts with tech pack, spec, measurement chart with physical Sample or sample’s photo. which is arranged and shared with product’s development department by marketing department. marketing department also known as merchandising department in garment factory. They collect tech pack from directly buyers or from their sources.

Most of the time the documents contain essential information which used to make exact products sample. But before makes any Sample. Technicians makes a mock up with any available Fabric to check the outcome of the garments as per measurement chart or tech pack.

An inspection team inspect each and every important criteria in mock up to justify with documents. If the mock up is ready to proceed than the merchandising department asked for Sample with actual Fabric and standard quality. With this Sample and pattern; the CAD department calculate the costing of garments. Some time this costing makes by merchandiser but it doesn’t accurate like CAD.

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They send product Sample and costing to sourcing office or direct buyer to see the Sample along with proposed price. If the buyer like the Sample and price than they ask for fit Sample. Sometime customer go for negotiations to reduce costing as per the Sample. It’s important to mark the point that is the Sample and the price could be remake and recalculate many time during development stage.

Product’s development department makes the Sample and CAD department calculated the price to submit to the buyer for review. Before go for contract seal Sample the physical Sample need to send the brand’s headquarter like M&S for London.

In a single sentence; before get the production order from buyer’s all of those garments(Sample) makes in products development department. So this department also widely called as Sample department.