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 Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 November 2018 (Extended). 

International Conference on Sustaining Global Garment Industries
THEME: “New Research Directions in Sustainable Garment Production”
DATES: 5-7 March 2019
VENUE: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Organizers: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aalborg University, Section of Sustainable Production, Denmark

The sustainability challenges in the ready-made garment industry continues to create new research agenda all over the world. The multifaceted challenges stem from several areas such as poor operations management, inconsistent HR policies, unequal bargaining power in global supply chain, and weak institutional condition in the sourcing country.  Most researchers seem to agree that the garment industry is a complex context that comprises paradoxical issues and forces. It provides jobs for millions of workers – often women – in developing countries, workers who would otherwise be jobless. Yet, the productivity among suppliers is relatively low while salaries are often below the living wage and workers encounter a hazardous work condition. In contrast, global buyers are exposing the suppliers to both price competition and higher CSR standards. These challenges and the paradoxical condition call for solution-oriented research within and across diverse research fields such as operations and supply chain management, occupational health and safety, political economy, organisational studies and international business.

This conference thus aims to present new research agenda and findings related to operational, social and environmental sustainability challenges affecting global garments industry.  The conference wishes to bridge practitioners, researches and institutional actors to share their ideas and concerns related to sustainability of garment manufacturing and business for the future.

The conference organizers therefore invite papers from scholars all over the world who are engaged in basic or applied research and contributing to shape new solutions to sustainability challenges.

The focal themes on the garment industry (but not restricted to):

  1. Lean, productivity and quality
  2. Lean and social sustainability
  3. Occupational health and safety and ergonomics
  4. Supplier development
  5. Supply chain reconfiguration
  6. Auditing challenges
  7. Gender and ethnic issues
  8. Environmental sustainability
  9. Suppliers Capability Development
  10. Impact of Institutions on firm’s sustainability and sustainable production
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility and Labour Rights
  12. Relationships and Governance in Global value chain


Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST)
141 & 142, Love Road, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel. (8802) 8870422, Ext. 107, 114,
Fax : (8802) 8870417-18

Important dates:

International Conference on Sustaining Global Garment Industries

DATES: 5-7 March 2019

Suggestions for thematic streams, workshops and round tables are welcome.

Deadline: 1 November 2018.

Submission of abstracts scientific papers and practitioner experience.

Deadline: 15 November 2018.

Notification of acceptance of abstracts

Deadline: 30 November 2018.

Early bird registration

Deadline: 15 December 2018.

Further Information and Conference Contact Person:

For further information, please visit our webpage: http://sustaingarment2019.org/. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our conference secretary: info@pohs-bd.org

Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icsg2i2019

Conference Fee: http://sustaingarment2019.org/registration/