Sustainable system transition of Bangladeshi textile industry
Hossain, Kamran (2020)
School of Energy Systems, Ympäristötekniikka
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Readymade garment industry (RMG) is working as a main backbone of the economy of Bangladesh. The industry has significant importance in the development of the country's economy since it was started to be grown up. The industry has great impact on global clothing supply and exporting clothes for renowned brands around the world. However, it has some noticeable problems such as poor infrastructure, unskilled workers, energy crises, unsustainable manufacturing systems, and so on that putting pressure to keep competitive in the international market. On the other hand, consumer concern about sustainability of the clothing are growing day by day that demanding sustainable manufacturing from suppliers. In this context, most of the Bangladeshi textile industries are far away from sustainable production. The industry needs a substantial systemic change in the production line. Considering the importance of sustainability, this master thesis will discuss dimensions of sustainable transition for Bangladeshi textile industry through transition knowledge. A qualitative analysis is used to give the potentiality of the niche technologies for increasing the resource efficiency of the industry and analyses systemic transition pathways to make a guideline towards a good industry to fulfil the objectives of the thesis.