03.05.22 – Event

Sustainability in Bangladesh’s apparel industry

This year’s Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) on May 10, 2022, aims to establish Bangladesh as the world’s most responsible apparel sourcing destination.


More than 50 speakers will participate, as well as 20 green growth technology exhibitors, with 20 countries represented. © Bangladesh Apparel Exchange


Government ministers and advisors, the European Union, UN bodies, brands, global fashion campaigners, brands, manufacturers and industry leaders will rub shoulders at one of the most powerful line-ups ever gathered for a global textile conference. The Sustainable Apparel Forum takes place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 10, 2022.

Senior government representatives will be speaking and in attendance, listening to the needs of industry and thrashing out what needs to be done to take Bangladesh garment production to the next level. Senior representatives from globally renowned recycling and renewable energy companies will also be in attendance as well as exhibit their sustainability and green technologies, products and solutions under the same roof. The SAF will showcase opportunities for much-needed green financing in the industry.

Issues under the spotlight will include climate action, environmental social & governance (ESG) and green finance, purchasing practices, circular economy, and regulatory reforms. Mostafiz Uddin, the founder of the SAF, said: “With SAF 2022, we wanted to curate an event where key global industry influencers could gather and provide a catalyst for genuine industry change. This is high-level networking with a specific goal in mind: how can we turn the needle so that the lofty sustainability goals our industry so often talks about are translated into meaningful, practical actions? There will also be a full post-event de-briefing, with guidance and discussion on event outcomes and potential future actions.”