He said the 30-year-old RMG industry of Bangladesh, with a stunning
growth in exports, for the last two decades, has transformed itself into
a global sourcing centre..
Bangladesh is the biggest exporter of cotton T-shirts and stands second
in exporting cotton pullover and jeans to European countries. As also
the country, in terms of volume is the second biggest exporter of cotton
trousers to United States, he said..
The BGMEA Vice-President further stated that, though economical, garment
manufacturing still holds to be a significant competitive edge for the
country. But then mounting competition in the apparel markets, the world
over, has necessitated the producers to churn out quality goods, with
added fidelity towards customers and social accountability in the
factories. All these factors jointly, have led Bangladesh to emerge as a
global supplier of clothing..
Currently, Bangladesh in its more than 5,000 garment manufacturing units
employs around 2 million people, of whom 90 percent are women”