Impact of Offshore Outsourcing Strategy in Fast Fashion Business on Environmental Degradation in Bangladesh

Dampak Strategi Offshore Outsourcing Dalam Bisnis Fast Fashion Terhadap Degradasi Lingkungan di Bangladesh

  • Trisha Caicartica Lovinta Nugraha Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta
  • M. Chairil Akbar Setiawan Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta
  • Sindy Yulia Putri Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta
Keywords: Fast Fashion, Neoliberal, Non Ethical, Offshore Outsourcing

Abstract

Because it’s massive influence to the consumer  around the world, fast fashion is probably a very familiar term that most of us have heard. Despite it’s fame, though, fast fashion is also well known as a business model that posess a very complicated supply chain. Due that complex supply chain process, they are also caught up in non ethical practices towards it’s workers as well as the environment. Sadly, as one of the biggest producing fast fashion countries in the world, Bangladesh doesn't seem to mind about the destructive nature of fast fashion and turn a blind eye towards its effect. Therefore, this research was aimed to provide an explanation of how offshore outsourcing dynamics in fast fashion supply chain causing decline to Bangladesh’s environmental quality through ready made garment sector and how the government involved in the case under neoliberal influence using qualitative methods and study case approach. As a result, researcher found that offshore outsourcing strategy in fast fashion business caused a numerous effect on environment such as water contamination, air pollution, and waste buildup on the ground.

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Author Biographies

Trisha Caicartica Lovinta Nugraha, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

Student of International Relations Study Program of Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta. Currently the author is completing his final project.

M. Chairil Akbar Setiawan, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

completed his Master's degree (S2) in International Relations, at Gadjah Mada University in 2015. Currently, the author is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta.

Sindy Yulia Putri, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta

completed his Master's degree (S2) in International Relations, at the University of Indonesia in 2016. Currently, the author is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta.

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Published
2023-07-30
How to Cite
Nugraha, T., Setiawan, M. C., & Putri, S. (2023). Impact of Offshore Outsourcing Strategy in Fast Fashion Business on Environmental Degradation in Bangladesh. Journal of Political Issues, 5(1), 110-123. https://doi.org/10.33019/jpi.v5i1.132