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UL organizes sustainability seminar in Bangladesh

UL, a leading global safety science organization, recently organized a sustainability seminar on “Reducing Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals” focused on minimize environmental pollution in textile manufacturing while meeting consumer demand for head-turning fashion, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The seminar provided 53 attendees with insights on the latest industry initiatives, standards requirements and best practices for chemical management. It also covered topics such as Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, overview of ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and audit requirements, […]

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Bangladesh Govt. mulls to launch weaving village

Bangladesh Government is planning to launch “Weaving Village” at Shibchar in Madaripur and Janjira in Shariutpur. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina informed this while speaking at the National Council 2017 of Bangladesh Tanti League organized at Krishibid Institution Auditorium in Dhaka. “We want to develop and enrich the industry further… We have an attention to achieve the goal and we would do everything necessary for it,” she added. The PM also urged male members of the […]

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TÜV SÜD to host Knowledge Sharing Sessions for textile sector

TÜV SÜD has announced to conduct a series of knowledge sharing sessions for the textile and fabric sector in India and Bangladesh. In India, the sessions will take place at Tirupur, Bangalore and Gurgaon, while in Bangladesh it will be held in the capital Dhaka. These monthly seminars will be conducted through digital platforms like webinars and technical guidance mailers, to cater to a larger audience and will focus on the common issues faced by […]

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Bangladesh Textile Sustainability Seminar ’17 on February 16-17

Bangladesh Textile Sustainability Seminar 2017, slated to be held on 16th-17th February, in Dhaka, Bangladesh will focus on sustainability in the textile industry. Organized by ECV International, the two-day conference aims at analysing the country’s textile industry in order to get a better understanding of its textile market and avoid the risks while finding opportunities. It is also platform for international buyers to learn the latest sourcing strategies and trends in Bangladesh textile industry, and for suppliers […]

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Bangladesh Government launches e-service to foster textile sector

Bangladesh Government has introduced an electronic service at a seminar held at Jute Diversification and Promotion Centre in the Dhaka to exhilarate the country’s textile sector by making the business process hassle-free. Ismail Hossin, Director General, Department of Textile; Md Nasir, Vice-President, BGMEA; and Kamal Pasha, Director, BKMEA were also present at the launch. “We are launching the E-service for the entrepreneurs so they can do their business by spending less time and money,” said […]

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BTMA re-elects President for 2017-18

Tapan Chowdhury, Chairman of Square Group, has been re-elected as the President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association for 2017-18 at the recently held 33rd Annual General Meeting of the association in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tapan is also the sponsor director of thirty different business establishments of the Square Group. He also took the office of Adviser of ministries of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Youth and Sports, Food and Disaster Management and Science and Technology under […]

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Zircon Ltd.: Building sourcing platform for leather products…

Bangladesh exported leather and leather goods worth US $ 1.21 billion in the previous fiscal year and many consider it as the next big potential export product after garments, attracting investment from businessmen in various fields. Arefin Spursho, Founder of Zircon Ltd., has been actively exploring multiple business opportunities from building franchises in Bangladesh to executing trial orders for a pharmaceutical company, and has of late shifted his focus towards sourcing of shoes for international […]

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Bangladesh terror attacks may impact textile sector: BTMA

Expressing grave concerns over the two back-to-back terror attacks in Bangladesh – at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka, and Sholakia, Kishoreganj – the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) is of the opinion that such kind of attacks and killings are a threat to the country’s economic advancement. Also Read – Apparel buyers assure support post Dhaka Terror Attack Bangladesh’s image has faced questions abroad due to the recent attacks and killings at Gulshan and […]

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Texcess International working towards popularizing Indigo

Lagging behind only China, USA and Italy, Bangladesh’s position in the US $ 60 billion denim market is quite significant. It holds 22.88% share in EU and 11.35% in USA markets, and has witnessed a growth of 11.16% globally since FY 2009-2014. Adding to this is the gradual shift of work orders from China owing to increased production costs and manpower shortage, resulting in mushrooming of production units specialized in denim offerings in the country. […]

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Amber Group: Redefining meaning of sustainability as it expands

‘Passion’ is the imperative word when describing the working style of many leading groups in the garmenting business in Bangladesh. The industry is not only a way of making money for many, but is also a journey of evolution that coincides with the growth of the country in a global economy. Today no buyer in garment retailing can ignore the importance of Bangladesh in their sourcing strategy and the country too has stood the test […]

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Indian yarn manufacturers investing in R&D for differentiation

Finally the winds of change are blowing across the Indian textile industry… this was very evident at the recently concluded Fibers & Yarns exhibition which saw 60 companies showcase their latest developments. The focus of most companies is on differential products and branding to stand-out in a market where basic yarn is a commodity and there is an overdrive to add capacity. What is also very interesting is the fact that most of the companies […]

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Bangladesh Denim Expo 2016: Jeanologia continues being the torchbearer of sustainable denim

Jeanologia, the Spanish specialist and innovator of sustainable technologies for garment finishing, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Bangladesh Denim Expo, scheduled to be held from April 25-26 at Dhaka. Jeanologia’s expertise in denim finishing juxtaposes with Bangladesh’s bubbling denim scene with its wide range of solutions. Looking at leading the transformation of the Bangladesh textile industry towards sustainability, the exhibits at the show will include its combination of technologies like laser, dry and wet […]

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Futura Corporation offers complete ‘sourcing package’ from raw materials to end-products

Bangladesh has many buying offices and sourcing agencies but Dhaka-based buying house Futura Corporation is not any run-of-the-mill sourcing agency. Helmed by M. N. Kabir as the CEO, the US $ 3.5 million Futura Corporation’s very unique business model is what distinguishes it from the rest. Kabir identifies and procures the right fabric for his buyer and then develops the right garments as part of his unique sourcing model and subsequently takes the orders based […]

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Shasha Denims Taking Bangladeshi Denim to the World

“If you visit any denim fabric mill in Bangladesh, you are bound to find someone who has previously worked with Shasha Denims,” assures Shams Mahmud, Managing Director, Shasha Denims Ltd., from the second generation at Shasha Denims, exemplifying the footprints of the company as a pioneer of the Bangladeshi denim fabric manufacturing mill. Dramatically enough, Shasha Denims was set-up by Shams’ father based on an abandoned project report picked up at a bank, after a […]

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Face to Face with the man behind TÜV SÜD’s South Asia operations

CEO of TÜV SÜD South Asia Niranjan Nadkarni shares his views and thoughts on the apparel sector in the region, and his company’s roadmap to help it attain business growth in a highly competitive environment. Celebrating 150 years of excellence, TÜV SÜD, which started operations in 1866 as a boiler inspection association in Germany, has come a long, long way, evolving from a regional entity to one of the most sought-after global third party testing, […]

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