Rubana Huq is the managing director of apparel manufacturer the Mohammadi Group, which has more than 9,000 employees, and a reputation for compliance. She is one of the few female employers in Bangladesh’s apparel industry and is someone who speaks her mind often and does not hesitate to stand up for what she believes is right.
Here, Huq talks with WWD about some of the difficulties of being a factory owner as the Bangladesh industry struggles with international pressure and a string of industrial disasters.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"