|With the pandemic refusing to let go of its grip on the world, Industries are finding it very difficult to get the momentum to normalise business. The situation is same for most countries, but it has not broken the spirit of the dynamic leadership in Bangladesh, which now has a new President at the helm of BGMEA. The challenges may be many but the collaborative approach of the industry has always stood the test of time. Faruque Hassan, the newly elected President of the BGMEA and MD of the Giant Group says with confidence, “I am very optimistic that Bangladesh RMG sector will still maintain and increase its global market share and will continue to lead apparel manufacturing.”|
|As the wait for ASW BigShow intensifies, let us meet a few of the big guns to watch out for at ASW from Bangladesh apparel industry – Posh Garments, Bitopi Group, Mohammadi Group, Fashion Xpress Group and Standard Group, all different and unique in their domain.|
|Dhaka's leading company Bitopi Group, engaged in multiple business activities - apparel manufacturing, advertising, event management, fisheries and agro sectors – made its foray into the then very new and young arena of readymade garments with Misami Garments Ltd. in 1984, specialising in woven bottoms, both denim and non-denim. Today the company is known for its sustainable initiatives and is appreciated as a leader in the domain. Bitopi believes in bringing world-class standards to its work environment, in every business that it is engaged in and is dedicated to put Bangladesh on the world map as a destination of excellence and quality. The firm has expressed its excitement to come onboard ASW 2020 and put up its products on display.|
|FASHION XPRESS GROUP|
|A state-of-the-art fashion company that runs a buying house offering manufacturing, merchandising and sourcing solutions, Fashion Xpress Group has served hundreds of clients in countries like Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Canada, China, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and India over the years. The company is all geared up to showcase its products speaking of flawless quality, technical expertise, creativity and ingenuity at ASW 2020.|
|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.|
|One of the longest running garment manufacturing companies in Bangladesh, Standard Group boasts of having one of the largest woven garment manufacturing facilities in the country. Consistent upgrades and improvements with the changing times ensure that products coming from the company exceed customer expectations every time. To support the commitment, the company has its own in-house garment washing, printing, embroidery, apparel design, garment testing and various accessories’ production facilities. The garment and apparel related items produced at the firm include woven tops, bottoms, active and sportswear, sweaters, pullovers, knitted vests and tank tops and so on. Already a participant in the first edition of the show, the team at ASW takes great pride in having the Group back with full confidence for the second edition.|
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