May 28, 2023

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The deal prepares its next phase and explores jumping to India, Sri Lanka and Morocco

Agreement, seeking new objectives. Ten years after the Rana Plaza collapse changed the fashion industry forever, security measures have been pushed to the limit in Bangladesh, the site of the tragedy. Andl Fire and building safety agreement reached Pakistan from Bangladesh It has already analyzed India, Sri Lanka and Morocco as the next key countries suitable for the industry to expand the deal.

After interactions with the textile industry, local administrations, trade unions, brands and civil society, the Amsterdam-based association drew up a list of four countries. Pakistan won after the first visit to the organization factories.

In the Asian country, two weeks ago, a textile factory caught fire and collapsed, killing dozens of people. According to officials, The incident could have been avoided as the amount of stored material exceeded the capacity of the building.It does not include emergency exits or fire extinguishers.

In the textile industry, due to lack of safety in factories Pakistan is facing a crisis as floods in 2022 destroyed most of the country’s cotton fields.This has led factories to lay off seven million workers in recent months, as indicated by the country’s various unions and gathered by DW.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics 2020 data, The industry employs fifteen million people in the country, is Pakistan’s largest employer and accounts for 40% of the country’s industrial strength and ten million farmers.. In 2021, textiles accounted for 19.3 billion euros in exports to Pakistan, accounting for 60% of the country’s total exports. Additionally, the industry accounts for 10% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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In the country, there are 51 suppliers of mango including tier 1, 2 and 3. Inditex only contacts suppliers who join its hubs, which have 59 suppliers in the country. For his part, Tandem adds 12 suppliers in the country with 7.8% procurement.

In India, the world’s most populous country, the textile industry is the largest employer after overtaking China last week. According to the Ministry of Textiles, the sector employs 45 million people and is one of the largest contributors to the country’s economy, accounting for 5% of its gross domestic product (GDP) and 14% of industrial output. The sector accounts for 11% of the country’s exports.

In the subcontinent, the textile industry employs women and people with less educational training and jobs are at risk due to declining demand from the US and Europe.

Inditex has 101 suppliers in India, with 87 suppliers for mangoes.Including Tier 1, 2 and 3. Tandem has 48 suppliers, accounting for 4.5% of total procurement.

Sri Lanka, the world’s bra industry, employs 800,000 people directly and indirectly in the garment industry, according to the country’s Garment Exporters Association. Like its neighbour, textiles are one of the country’s largest industries: 40% of exports and 7% of gross domestic product (GDP)..

The country, plunged into a deep economic and political crisis, has launched a series of cuts promoted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ease the debt crisis unleashed after Covid-19, leading to strikes in sectors such as health or transport. . Among the major fashion distribution companies in Spain, With one factory and 0.15% of total purchases, Tandem only reveals that the country has manufacturing..

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In Morocco, one of the closest manufacturing countries to European companies, the sector employs 200,000 people, according to Moroccan Textile and Clothing Association data. The sector is one of the main industries of the Moroccan economy, accounting for 15% of the country’s exports and 5% of GDP..

Mango has 87 suppliers in the neighboring country, while for Inditex the number reaches 183 suppliers. In Morocco, Tandem has ten apparel suppliers, accounting for 1.6% of total purchases.