Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Management, School of Business, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh


The street garment vendors are playing a significant role in the fields of the economic development through protecting resources (garment products) from such a position where they are treated as wastes; very much less valued products and creating the opportunity for self-employment. This study aimed at showing the economic contribution and the impact of the street vendors to the local community in Bangladesh. It considered street garment vending as a broad sampling area (since the majority percent of the street vendors are the street garment vendors) and was based on the survey of 150 street garment vendors in different areas of Dhaka city. The study also drew information from the existing literatures and various reports regarding street vending to reach the objective. The major finding of the study was that the street garment vendors are playing significant role in both the economy and the local community of Bangladesh, but they are socially deprived.