Desk Report: Apon Wellbeing Ltd, winner of Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2019, launched its 16th fair price outlet at Saturn Textiles Ltd, 100% export oriented RMG manufacturing company. After winning the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge 2019, PVH Bangladesh opened up its partner factories connection to avail this wellbeing initiative and the 2nd shop inaugurated at Saturn on 28 January 2021 as the second outlet under this initiative.
At the inauguration ceremony, Country Head and Sr. Director of PVH Bangladesh, Mr’ Najeeb Sayed, Managing Director of Saturn Textiles Ltd. Mr. Amanullah Chagla and the Managing Director of Apon Wellbeing Ltd. Mr. Saif Rashid with the other senior officials of the organizations were present.
Apon is operating fair price outlets in more than 15 different renowned factories and today, Apon stepped into Saturn as the 16th outlet. Industry sustainability and workers wellbeing is the core objective of the initiative of Apon, where workers receive up to 10% discount on every purchase, free health insurance, and free credit facility. From onwards, all the employees of Saturn will avail these benefits. So far, it has impacted more than 37k workers’ lives
directly from which more than 2.5k workers received health insurance worth up to 15k BDT/insurance holder. From the discount, health services, and credit facilities the total accumulated savings become $384k.
‘At Saturn, we are always one step ahead in creating wellbeing for the workers. We have added one
more wellbeing initiative which is fair price outlet at our factory premises by partnering with Apon
Wellbeing Ltd.”, mentioned by Mr. Amanullah Chagla.
Mr. Najeeb Sayed said, “Apon is really doing the great initiatives for creating the wellbeing of the garments workers. Today we are opening the 2nd outlet in our supplier factory. Thanks to Saturn Textiles Ltd. and Apon Wellbeing for taking this initiative forward and arranging such gorgeous inauguration ceremony. I’m wishing the best luck
of this nobel initiative.” “Apon born to create the wellbeing for industrial makers. We are gradually scaling up our wellbeing initiatives to more workers who are the heart of fashion industry’ We are very delighted with the warm welcome of Saturn Textiles Ltd and other industry players, factory owners, and stakeholders. So far, we have spreaded this wellbeing scheme through our fair price outlets to only a small piece of the pie, more ways to go to be a part of the sustainability goal of this industry”.