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Press Release 16 April 2021

Revisiting Bangladesh partners to Apparel Sourcing Week

Bangladesh has just announced a week of total lockdown which includes plans to ban all international and domestic flights for a week from 14th April, to counter a spike in novel Coronavirus infections. As the situation unfolds and uncertainty reigns, let’s review the companies from Bangladesh that make the wait for ASW worth it!
The ASW has some of the best names of South East Asian countries including Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. The manufacturers on the ASW platform - both for the BigShow and the Marketplace boast of compliant factories with capability and capacities to do big and small runs for various type of buyers. Five of the top names to search for on the Marketplace include Utah Group, Pakiza Knits, Intimate Group, Mahmud and Laila Group.
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. It aims to create a sustainable model for the future of garment industries, which will have a positive impact on the environment and its citizens.
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.
A leading brassiere and lingerie manufacturer with facilities in Bangladesh, Intimate Apparels has a production capacity of 2.5 million pieces a month, with over 4,600 workers and staff. The firm plans to double its production capacity over the next three years. In a few years, Intimate Apparels has earned good reputation because of its superior quality, industry leading on-time delivery and best-in -class social and safety compliance. It is a preferred supplier to leading global brands including C&A, FTL, George, Hanes, H&M, Kappahl, Wonderbra, Next, Carrefour and JCPenney.
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 garments 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.
Laila Group has two production facilities - Laila Styles Ltd. And Bando Design Ltd. Bando Design Ltd., initially started as a readymade garments 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.
 

About Apparel Sourcing Week

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.

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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.

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