Fabric makers look to expand global footprint | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 25, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:24 AM, January 25, 2019

Fabric makers look to expand global footprint

Local fabric manufacturers are keen to increase their share in the global market on the back of the quality and diversified range of products they make, said businesspeople. 

Some of them are taking part at Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital to brand and market their products among both local and foreign clients.

Bangladesh exports home textile products, including bed sheets, bedspreads, pillows, pillow covers, cotton table napkins, furnishing fabrics, curtains, window and door curtains, cushions, cushion covers, carpets, table covers, kitchen accessories, mattress covers and bath linens.

Mohammad Zakaria, pavilion in-charge of Bexi Fabrics, said the company is displaying hundreds of items for men, women and children.

He says visitors prefer Bexi products thanks to its quality and competitive prices. The manufacturer is selling products at wholesale prices on the occasion of the fair.

Rezaul Haque Raju, pavilion in-charge of Classical Hometex Ltd, said the manufacturer's major target is to catch the attention of foreign buyers. A number of foreign buyers have visited the pavilion and discussed about buying products.

Classical Hometex is exhibiting more than 500 categories of bed sheets with hundreds of colour combinations. Customers can buy a standard bed sheet at Tk 700 to Tk 1,500 and high-end bed sheet for Tk 2,000 to Tk 4,500.

Mohammad Hossein, general manager of Father Textile Mills, a concern of Asian Group, said the company is displaying suiting and shirting fabrics of more than 700 types of designs.

He said foreign buyers also visit the pavilion and check the quality of the products.

“Most of our products are of export quality as we supply fabrics to the local readymade garment sector,” he said.

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