STOCKHOLM – Swedish fast fashion brand H&M has told suppliers in Bangladesh it will increase unit prices to help absorb the costs for garment makers associated with the recent minimum wage rise. H&M has become the first major fashion brand to act on this issue as debate rages about whether the new minimum wage is high enough and who will help fund better wages for garment workers.
A new minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh of 12,500 BDT (US$114) was recently announced by the Bangladesh State Minister for Labour and Employment Monnujan Sufian.
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