Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Bangladesh apparel accessories' exports to treble by 2018
Bangladesh apparel accessories' exports to treble by 2018
16
Jan '13
Mr. Rafez Alam Chowdhury
Mr. Rafez Alam Chowdhury
Apparel accessories and packaging items industry of Bangladesh, which exported US$ 3.75 billion worth of items during last fiscal, is now looking at trebling its exports over the next five years.
 
Speaking at inaugural ceremony of GAPEXPO-2013, a four-day exhibition on garments accessories, packaging and related-machinery, Rafez Alam Chowdhury, President of Bangladesh Garment Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA), said the sector which serves as a backward linkage for the country’s readymade garment industry intends to attain a US$ 12 billion mark in exports by 2018. 
 
Bangladesh’s apparel accessories and packaging industry produces around 35 items like cartons, elastic, embroidery materials, buttons, packaging materials, interlinings, padding materials, labels, drawstrings, padding materials, sewing threads, poly bags, plastic items, neck-boards, zippers, barcodes, backboards and gum tapes. 
 
Till almost 10 years back, Bangladesh garment sector relied on imported packaging materials and accessories, but now the domestic producers are not only supplying to industries at home, but are also exporting, Mr. Chowdhury said.
 
He said the Government’s policy support initiatives like facilitating credit availability, low rates of interest and setting up a separate institute for the sector can play a major part in expediting the sector’s growth.
 
Around 1,200 members of BGAPMEA are participating in the GAPEXPO being held in conjunction with the Yarn and Fabrics Showcasing Fair and the Garmentech, an exhibition of garment and allied machineries, he said.
 
Besides Bangladesh, companies from other countries like India, Pakistan, China, Australia, UAE, Japan, Thailand and Germany are also taking part in the fairs, he added.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2020

Pharr sells Pharr High Performance to Coats Group

Pharr, a provider of differentiated textile products and assorted...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2020

TOAI highlights importance of textiles in auto industry

The first edition of the conference 'Textile Opportunities in a...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2020

Cocona's 37.5 fibres to have new biodegradable additive

All of the 37.5 staple fibres and filament yarns by Cocona, will now...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma, Velocity Apparelz

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Krishnanand Tripathi, Textrade International Ltd

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Sonia Agarwal, Whitenife

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Michael Van Den Dolder,

Michael Van Den Dolder

Family-owned German textile machinery manufacturer Trützschler operates...

Kamal Kulshreshth,

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Alphonse Reddy,

Alphonse Reddy

Bangalore-based Sunday designs and makes mattresses and accessories that...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions & Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Eric Scholler, Groz-Beckert

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Cigdem Akin, Cigdem Akin

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


February 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search