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BGMEA President Faruque Hassan has underscored the need for diversification of products alongside technology upgradation, embracing sustainable manufacturing practices, innovation, and skill development to retain Bangladesh’s competitive edge in the global apparel market.
“When we talk about enhancing our industry capability, we need to go beyond the cotton and traditional items, we need to increase our capacity in product development and innovation, enhance our efficiency and professional skills,” he said.
He made the remarks while addressing as the guest of honor the inauguration ceremony of Textech series of exhibitions organized by CEMS Global USA in association with CEMS Bangladesh in Dhaka on September 13.
Honorable Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (Birpatik) MP attended the ceremony as chief guest.
Vice Chairman of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) A. H. M. Ahsan also spoke at the event as special guest while President and Group Managing Director of CEMS Global USA and Asia Pacific Ms. Meherun N. Islam chaired the ceremony.
In his speech Faruque Hassan said, “In this era of fast fashion, brands are continuously striving to make the production process faster and simpler. So in the coming days, the manufacturing landscape will be influenced by the 3Cs - Cost, Competitiveness, and Closeness.”
“4th Industrial Revolution will be the key to achieving manufacturing and supply chain excellence. At the same time, fashion consumption will continue to evolve driven by technology and innovation,” he added.