Bangladesh holds promising potential for exporting high-value garments

We have a vision to strengthen Bangladesh’s position as a leading exporter of high-value garments. We are actively exploring various opportunities to unlock the potential of the apparel industry and propel it toward a new level of growth. Our focus is shifting from volume-based production to the production of high-value apparel with added value. The prospects for Bangladesh in this area are promising, and we are highly optimistic about achieving our objectives.

The President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Faruque Hassan, expressed these aspirations as a special guest during the opening ceremony of the 11th Intex Bangladesh Trade Show 2023 in the capital city on June 22.

Prior to that, Golam Dastagir Gazi, the Minister for Textiles & Jute, inaugurated the three-day fair, which is a prominent international apparel textile sourcing show in the South Asian region. This event serves as a strong platform for networking, knowledge sharing, collaboration, fostering new partnerships, and driving growth in the textile industry.

Faruque Hassan mentioned that they are collaborating with global brands, technology suppliers, industry associations, international organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance the industry’s capacity to manufacture high-value garments, particularly those made from man-made fibers and technical textiles. Additionally, efforts are being made to establish Bangladesh as a global hub for recycling.

The BGMEA president stated, “We have initiated efforts to combine Bangladesh’s rich culture and tradition with fashion to create stylish garments. With the support of the government, BGMEA has provided training to Bangladeshi fashion designers, innovators, and local weavers in creating fusion garments using traditional textiles such as muslin, jamdani, khadi, silk, Manipuri, etc., in accordance with international market trends.”

He invited Indian investors and businessmen to explore investment opportunities in Bangladesh’s non-cotton textile industry, emphasizing that Bangladesh is making comprehensive efforts to enhance its non-cotton garment manufacturing capacity for the sustainable growth of the industry. He also highlighted the potential for mutual cooperation between Bangladesh and India in terms of garment exports, raw material supply, and knowledge, skills, and technology exchange, which would benefit both countries economically.

Other speakers at the event included Mohammad Hatem, Executive President of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA); Rajesh Bhagat, Managing Director of Worldex India; Sunil Patwari, Chairman of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council; and Mahesh N Sanil, Executive Director of the Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council.

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