Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

ETI and Better Buying launch “suppliers rate buyers” programme – in Bangladesh

US-based Better Buying and the UK-based Ethical Trade Initiative have launched a 360 degree appraisal programme – in Bangladesh.

The initiative – as far as we are aware, unprecedented in our industry – would be extraordinary anywhere. But after years of egregious buyer exploitation, a formal programme encouraging Bangladesh factories to criticise Western buyers’ ethics in public is quite revolutionary.

The programme – already trialled with UK chain Bonmarche – demonstrates the transformation Bangladesh hasĀ  lived through since the Rana Plaza disaster. It contrasts strongly with the disgraceful treatment UK suppliers typically receive from their clients.