Business Desk : dhakamirror.com
A conference and exhibition on sustainable clothing production will be held in Dhaka on March 16.
About 20 exhibitors are expected to present green production technologies at the Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF), according to a press release.
The fourth edition of the SAF will focus on several agendas, including circularity, carbon emission reductions and climate action and shifting to renewable energy.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, LGRD Minister Md Tazul Islam, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam and many other distinguished guests will be present at the event.
The event will include a range of plenaries, seminars, green growth exhibitions and informal networking opportunities. More than 60 renowned speakers will speak at the exhibition.
In the press release, Mostafiz Uddin, the organiser of the SAF, said at every major fashion brand, the conversation is the same right now. “It is how we can reduce our carbon emissions to meet net-zero targets.”
For years, fashion brands have focused on their own retail operations, but research shows that up to 90 per cent of carbon emissions take place at the tier-3 level, or in the supply chain, he said.
“That is why events such as the Sustainable Apparel Forum (SAF) are so critical as they offer an opportunity to explore the challenges we face in reducing emissions and improving sustainability performance.”
The SAF brings together all of the key stakeholders involved in the fashion and textile industries as well as policymakers and businesses and can provide solutions to some of the problems the industry is trying so hard to solve, he added.