|As the launch date of ASW Marketplace comes nearer, the onboarding of apparel manufacturers is picking up at a fast pace. The promise of sourcing with networking is attracting big names from the subcontinent to the Marketplace. Organised under the umbrella of Apparel Sourcing Week, the Marketplace will allow buyers and sellers to interact, exchange ideas and share concerns. Though the ultimate aim is to gain business, the focus on networking ensures that new partnerships are forged that will lay the foundation of future business.|
|Some leading names from Bangladesh that buyers can look forward to at the ASW Marketplace include Mahmud Group. Laila Group, Intimate Apparels, Utah Group and Pakiza Knit Composite. All these companies are leaders in their domain and well versed with International market norms and challenges.|
|Mahmud Group is one of the most successful textile manufacturers in Bangladesh. It has acquired a versatile production chain to cater to flexible orders in shorter lead-time. Being an industry-standard certificate holder, Mahmud Group assures the perfect blend of quality and efficiency. Mahmud Jeans Limited (MJL) - a sister concern of Mahmud Group - is one of the leading garments manufacturer and exporter of readymade garments. It’s designed and installed with state-of-the-art equipment and is a 100 per cent compliant well-equipped garments manufacturer of Bangladesh.|
|Laila Group has two production facilities - Laila Styles Ltd. And Bando Design Ltd. Bando Design Ltd. initially started as a readymade garment manufacturer with 8 lines in 2005, and now stands on 21 lines production capacity. This progressive and product development-oriented company has a monthly production capacity of 0.8 million. Laila Styles Ltd., a Gold LEED certified factory, started its journey in 2018. Laila firmly stands on an annual turnover of US $ 48 million based on an annual output of 12 million pieces.|
|Intimate Apparels manufactures intimatewear for the international market at its factory in KEPZ Chittagong, but the unit is backed by an exclusive design and development facility in Indonesia, sourcing office in Hong Kong that manages raw material from leading suppliers of China, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, besides Bangladesh.|
|Utah Group is a vertically integrated manufacturer offering 2.7 million fine knit apparels, and 1.5 million woven tops and bottoms in a month. Started in 1984, Utah Group has since grown and expanded into an enterprise employing 14,000 individuals and providing high quality garments to multiple countries around the globe. Utah aims to make a difference in the community, the environment and the industry by creating a sustainable model which can take Bangladesh to the next level.|
|One of the major players in knit manufacturing, Pakiza Knit Composite Limited’s product categories include T-shirts, tank tops, polo T-shirts, pyjamas, leggings and knitted kidswear. In less than five years of its establishment, the Pakiza Group is today synonymous with quality and timely production, working with clients like NKD, Otto, Pep&Co, OVS, Peacocks, NewYorker and LC Waikiki, among others. It has jacquard knit machines, yarn dyed, fabric AOP (reactive, discharge, disperse), placement print, embroidery etc., to offer running trendy designs.|
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.