|The ASW Marketplace is becoming stronger by the day and with 4 leading manufacturers from Bangladesh onboarding the platform, the mix of exhibitors has become exciting for the buyers. Not only will they get an opportunity to explore a wide variety of product categories, but also supplier base from a larger number of sourcing destinations.|
|Bangladesh has not only emerged as a consistent and reliable manufacturing base over the years, but even in the pandemic, the country has held its own and some orders earlier destined for China, have reportedly been shifted to Bangladesh. Buyers will be able to evaluate the strengths of compliant factories from Bangladesh, alongside those from India, Sri Lanka and few other Asian countries.|
|Among those that have onboarded the Marketplace from Bangladesh are Groups like Armana, Giant, Mohammadi and Post Garments. Let’s take a peek into what they have on offer.|
|Armana Group is a world-class specialist manufacturer creating innovative, refreshing and trendy denim fashion, and is catering to leading global brands such as Levi's, Next, Benetton, H&M and GAP. It currently exports to more than 40 destinations across the world. The Group has evolved from a mere fashion house in 1995 to a present-day leader in producing woven garments. With a turnover of US $ 250 million, its product categories include denim bottoms for men, women, kids and linen tops for women. Armana Group annually produces 36 million woven bottoms and related products.|
|Giant Group is a composite knit manufacturer comprising strong design and product development, sample, knitting, dyeing, washing, printing, embroidery, cutting, sewing and finishing sections providing quality products with highest price-to-value ratio. The Group has a fabric capacity of 25,000 kg/day with a Biological Effluent TreatmentPlant and Auto Chemical and Dyes dispenser. Giant is planning to add 30 sewing lines and an all-over print facility by 2021. The Group's major customers are US Polo Association, Zara, Carrefour, Bonmax, LIDL and Kappa.|
|A diversified conglomerate from real estate and information technology, to media and power generation, to readymade garments – Mohammadi Group of Companies, one of the most prominent business entities of Bangladesh, gladly confirms RMG as its core industry. Mohammadi Group’s woven division is the flagship of the company where they are manufacturing formal shirts and ladies’ blouses to customers that include H&M, COS, Sears, Springfield and El Corte Ingles, to name a few. The company that produces 1,200,000+ pieces of woven garments per month, is ecstatic about its association with ASW 2020 wherein it will present its product line.|
|Initiated as a small garment manufacturing unit in Tejgaon in 1984, Posh Garments went on to make a name for itself in the industry. Today it boasts of highly skilled workforce, a flexible production platform, experienced staff and over 30 years of manufacturing expertise. The product line created by the company includes women's tops, blouses, dresses, skirts, nightwear, men's casualwear shirts, shorts, boxers, hospital and school uniforms. Fully committed towards maintaining a safe working environment for its employees, Posh Garments ensures product safety, zero discharge of any chemicals and recycling of all waste raw materials.|
Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.
To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.
Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.