Mostafiz Uddin | The Daily Star
  • Mostafiz Uddin

  • Apparel sector should not be blinded by technology

    If you want to understand the present, look to the past. All the talk right now in apparel supply chains is of new technology, automation and robots potentially replacing humans. We read constantly about how customisation is the future—that consumers want to go online and bespoke their clothing to their own specific requirements. “Personalisation” is the name of the game. Surely it is far better to have personalised products than mass customisation, right? Perhaps so, provided that you are prepared to pay for it, but who is? How many people do we see wearing personalised apparel products?
  • Recognising more than just volume

    A total of 66 companies have received the National Export Trophy award recently, in recognition of their extraordinary performances in the country’s export earnings in 2016-17.
  • What does the future hold for our apparel industry?

    Over recent weeks, as the world celebrated the achievements of Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 50 years ago, and with
  • Time for some home truths

    A common cry we hear in global textile supply chains is that near-shoring is a more sustainable and perhaps ethical option for apparel brands. In the past couple of years, we have seen evidence—albeit limited—of this, with the US President Donald Trump talking about bringing manufacturing home, and efforts by the UK to redevelop its once-burgeoning textile industry.
  • Why factories should be sustainability leaders, not followers

    The fashion industry is among the most polluting industries in the world, while demand for inexpensive fast fashion products is increasing the burden on the natural environment.