Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gloomy times surround bedwear sector - Shabir Ahmed

Gloomy times surround bedwear sector - Shabir Ahmed

04
Jul '07
Bedwear Industry in Pakistan is having a tough time due to severe competition from the competitor nations, particularly Bangladesh. This fiscal year's budget of Pakistan is disappointing as it hardly favors the industry.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2Fashion, the Chairman of Bedwear Industry, Shabir Ahmed said “The market size of Bedwear Industry in Pakistan, locally, is not that big as there are few retail outlets in Pakistan like Chenone, Ideas, Nishat. Internationally Pakistan is quite strong due to modern and very good spinning, weaving like Airjets, etc, printing and dyeing units along with the usage of imported chemicals and lot more.”

Further he said “Major exporters from Pakistan are Gul Ahmed, Alabid, Chenab, DLnash, Nina, Alkaram, Arzoo, Bismillah, Nishat, Afroze, Shappire, Kohinoor, Mohd Farooq etc and the major competing countries include Bangladesh, India, China and the New East European countries which have joined the EU.”

Talking about the problems Shabir revealed that “Presently Bedwear Industry is not doing well as the export target was US $2.3 billion but we will be able to do only $1.9 billion. The major problems started after the lifting of quotas which is a kind of price war between the competing countries and within exporters. Further, Bangladesh and other LDC countries have an edge due to not having Custom or Anti dumping duties."

He also added, "Besides, other Governments are supporting their exporters by giving a number of Incentives and concessions. However, we have received minimal benefits like that of 5 percent for Research and development on exporters.”

Appealing the Prime Minister, the Chairman has suggested few proposals that would benefit the industry.

Related News

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2021

French Parliament passes law to apply 'carbon labels’ to garments

The French Parliament recently approved a climate bill that will...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 28th Jul 2021

Global economy projected to grow at 6% in 2021, 4.9% in 2022: IMF

The IMF recently projected the global economy to grow at 6 per cent...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 28th Jul 2021

Prime Content| Why is home textile sourcing shifting from Pak & China to Bangladesh?

Buyers in the US, EU and UK are shifting their textile sourcing from...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Next level is to inject new features:

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Trainers faced immense challenges as most were not tech-savvy

Mumin Can Eker,

Mumin Can Eker

Maseksport Inc is a readymade garment exporter. Founded in Izmir in 1989,...

Richard Armitage,

Richard Armitage

Adaptive Control automates, controls and monitors machines, systems and...

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Suman Nathwani, Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani
Suman Nathwani

Designer <b>Suman Nathwani</b> talks about her journey of opening a...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

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

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi is a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

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


July 2021

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


Advanced Search