Bangladesh is developing 500 new eco-friendly garment factories. The country certified 19 new units as eco-friendly in the first eight months of this year. This has increased the number of eco-friendly apparel and textile units in Bangladesh by around 125. There has been a spurt in green manufacturing units in Bangladesh following the infamous Rana Plaza building collapse, which highlighted the importance of a safe and secure working environment. As per BGMEA, there 144 facilities Bangladesh received the LEED certificate, of which 125 are garment and textile factories.
Among the factories that received LEED certificate this year included Avitex Dress Shirt, EMS Apparels, Mayble and Frank Fashions, Anwara Fashions, Nippon Garments Industries, Pacific Casual, Karooni Knit Composite Ltd. and Karupannya Rangpur.