Working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh have greatly improved since the collapse of Rana Plaza, the tragedy that killed over 1,100 people in 2013. It is interesting to see that bigger factories are now investing more in Green factories, labour incentives and training. This includes not just the garment factories, but the accessory manufacturers too. This attains even more significance when the country’s garment sector is aiming to achieve US $ 50 billion in exports by 2021. Team AO speaks to some well-known accessory manufacturers who are upbeat of potential growth… Under ‘Exporter Profile’ the magazine gives coverage to two garment groups – BSA Group and the Azmat Group. Exclusive supplier to Walmart for over a decade, BSA Group houses several entities, like BSA Apparels Ltd., BSA Fashion Ltd., Vanguard Dresses Ltd., Vanguard Fashion Ltd., Vanguard Packages Ltd., Vanguard Washing Ltd., Glare Trading, Royal Cement Ltd., Royal P P Bag Ltd., etc. Azmat Group, a leading manufacturer of garments, with annual turnover of US $ 75 million, specializes in woven garments, majorly pertaining to kids – from new-born babies to teenagers. In an interesting read, SNV organization, with a mission to make a lasting impact on the lives of millions of people living in poverty, considers workers’ welfare and health-related issues important as they have a direct impact on business interests. Besides the above, our regular columns of Bangladesh Canvas, Retailer Current, Beyond BD, Resource Centre, Technology pages, Export Statistics, and Fashion pages make the issue worth reading.