Exploration of Barriers and Success Factors of Sustainability at Producer Level in Textile Industry: A Study of Bangladesh Perspective

Nasrin Akter , Lal Mohan Baral , Sumaya Khan Auntu, Md. Abdul Alim , Mohammad Faizur Rahman Rashed

2022 / Volume 5 / Pages 430-450
Received 9 June 2022; Accepted 26 August 2022; Published 9 September 2022

The article describes the challenges and success factors of implementing sustainability in the Bangladeshi textile industry. The main purpose was to identify the barriers and change them to success to maintain a satisfactory and pleasant environment in the industry. Implementing and ensuring sustainability in the Bangladeshi textile industry is a priority. The barriers and success factors of sustainability in Bangladeshi textile industry through a survey based was evaluated. The survey was carried out through questionnaires of managers in the Bangladeshi textile industry. The test was carried out at the producer level of the industry based on the three pillars of sustainability (social, economic, and environmental). The 5-point Likert scale was used to receive the responses. We surveyed a total of 26 people from 7 different factories. SPSS software was used to analyse the surveyed data and quantify the barriers and success factors of sustainability. Data were statistically analysed using reliability tests, multiple regression analysis, ANOVA, coefficients, regression equation development, and Pearson’s correlation. The analysis illustrated the socio-environmental aspect as the most important predictor, while the environmental-economic and economic-social aspects were the least important to the managers of the Bangladeshi textile industry. The performance of any industry depends on the management and their way of handling situations. Our research goal was to find out the challenges that the management faces and what could be possible solutions for these challenges. The article shows the ways of finding out the existing barriers to sustainability by conducting a survey of the textile industry and the possible solutions to these barriers to ensure a better work environment. The article also shows how to keep the industry performance updated, improved, and satisfactory. The report would be beneficial to the Bangladesh textile industry administration to identify industry barriers to implementing sustainability and changing it to success.

aspects of success, barriers factors, Pearson correlation, SPSS, sustainability, textile industry