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Sweater – Automation leading the way

Sweater is a major product category – third in line after T-shirts and bottoms. However, considering the huge global knitwear market, Bangladesh’s average annual knitwear export of US $ 12 billion – in which sweater constitutes little more than one-fourth share of the country’s total knitwear items – leaves much room for growth and improvement. China is still the largest sweater manufacturer in the world with estimated production volume of around US $ 50 billion […]

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Technology, service and solutions: A complete package from Eastman Technocrafts

Aligning with the right partners, targeting value for money technology and responding to the needs of the industry – are the foundation stones on which Eastman Technocrafts has been built. Over the last 30 years that the company has been providing technology solutions to the garment industry in Bangladesh, it has built a formidable reputation of always keeping the customer first. “My aim is to keep my customers smiling and for that I am constantly […]

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MK Sweaters playing with blends to create high-value products…

The urgency of beating the competition has led many exporters to innovate, but the same is not restricted to only the big exporters as many mid-level exporters too are creating niches to stay relevant to the buyers. Among these upfront exporters is MK Sweaters, set up in 2003 by two brothers, Md. Salim Rana (Chairman) and Russell Rana (Executive Director). Realizing early that sweaters are among the core products sourced from Bangladesh with a majority […]

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10th Dhaka International Yarn & Fabric Show ’16 evokes mixed response from exhibitors

Aimed at encouraging the business community to play an important role in boosting the economy of Bangladesh further by assembling worldwide technology, machinery and raw materials at the doorsteps of the manufacturers, CEMS Global’s four-day 10th Dhaka International Yarn and Fabric Show 2016 was held in conjugation with the 17th Textech Bangladesh 2016 International Expo and 25th Dye and Chem Bangladesh 2016 Expo, from August 31 at International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka, which witnessed participation […]

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DK Group’s motto: Client retention through service satisfaction

Predominantly a buying house with its own manufacturing facilities, DK Group, headed and managed by Syed A.Q.M. Zahid (Group Managing Director), is an 18-year-old entity that worked its way up from a humble beginning to owning a number of factories to produce denim jeans (2 million pieces per year) T-shirts (basic T-shirts – 40,000 pieces per day; fancy tees – 20,000 pieces per day, Polo T-shirts – 20,000 pieces per day) and sweaters (2 million pieces per month) […]

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Training & Planning the foundation for Epyllion Group…

Eight factories and exports to 20 countries (in Europe), what distinguishes Epyllion Group and perhaps even puts it a step ahead of other manufacturers, is Epyllion’s singular focus on training and planning. “Whatever you use, whichever machine you buy and whatever automation you do, it’s the leadership, the skilled people and pure planning that run the company…,” says Reazuddin Al-Mamoon, Managing Director of Epyllion Group, underlining the power of people and what skilled manpower can […]

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IT revolutionising garment manufacturing in Bangladesh

What better encapsulates information technology’s importance than Bill Gates’ statement: “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.” The remarks of the founder of world’s largest software business (Microsoft), rings as much true for the apparel industry as it is for any other sector today. “The necessity of the IT in our industry is beyond any question,” says Syed Abu Yousuf […]

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The changing dynamics of market, manufacturing and trends…

As the global supply chain in garments gets more competitive, it is not only the vendors who are facing the heat. Buying agencies too are working out new strategies to service their clients and ensure that business remains with them. Synergies Sourcing Bangladesh Ltd. – the local sourcing arm of Synergies Worldwide with global headquarters in Bangkok, realizing that the country is not strong enough in product development, and which often can be a differentiator […]

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Science of Apparel Manufacturing: Design Thinking

Rahman Hasibur, MD, Solstice (a US $ 70 million Dhaka-based apparel export house), is championing a radical shift in the problem solving paradigms. The framework proposed by him derives from the ‘Design Thinking’ ideology by David Kelley – a Stanford University Design Post Graduate, and Tom Kelley – a Management Post Graduate from University of California, Berkeley. The essence of Design Thinking is extremely simple – when you commence your journey, you should keep every […]

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Edward Sourcing

Backed by constructive commitment from the industry and support from the Government, the garment manufacturing industry in Bangladesh is going from one milestone to another. As the juggernaut again picks up pace after international attention on various safety issues shook the foundation of the industry two years back, buyers are reaffirming their confidence in the potential of the industry and its resilience to rise above crisis, and more strongly. While the well-established buyers are looking […]

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Bangladesh RMG exports going strong

A lot has been done in the past three years to improve the image of the Bangladesh garment manufacturing industry. What has kept this industry positive and motivated is the continued growth that has been seen, despite crackdown on factory owners on issues of workplace and building safety. In conversation with AO, Faruque Hassan, Senior VP, BGMEA, exclusively deep dives into strategies through which Bangladesh is maintaining its current retailer base and attracting more, while […]

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