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Manufacturing (garments and textiles)

Overview

The Bangladesh economy has grown an average of six percent a year over the last two decades and has a population increasing by an average of 1.59% a year. This manufacturing industry accounted for almost 12% of Bangladeshi GDP in 2009 and 2010[3] and employs approximately four million people.
The export-oriented Bangladeshi garment manufacturing industry has boomed into a $19 billion dollar a year industry following the expiry in 2005 of an international agreement on textiles and clothing import quotas in place since the early 1960’s duty-free access offered by western countries, and low labour costs.
The Bangladeshi textile and garment manufacturing sector is fuelled by young, urbanizing, workers many of whom are women. With the majority of production destined for U.S. and European markets, Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry now accounts for approximately 78% of total exports, second only to China as the world’s largest apparel exporter.
 
source: http://bangladeshaccord.org/bangladesh/

In order to stimulate rapid economic growth of the country, particularly through industrialization, the government has adopted an 'Open Door Policy' to attract foreign investment to Bangladesh.

The BEPZA is the official organ of the government to promote, attract and facilitate foreign investment in the EPZs.  The primary objective of an EPZ is to provide special areas where potential investors would find a congenial investment climate free from cumbersome procedures. http://www.epzbangladesh.org.bd/


Garments and Textile:

Job areas in the Industry:

Vacancies in textiles in Bangladesh are numerous and the industry is one of the most important in the world. Accordingly, it can be an appealing place to find a job, with good prospects and a fast pace.
Producing a garment or piece of cloth requires extensive work at many stages within the industry. Subsequently, a number of different jobs in textiles in Bangladesh are possible. This fall within a variety of categories with arguably the most notable being:

Design - clothing and textiles require extensive design. At this stage of the process, role mainly relate to the design and creative process associated with textile design garment production.
Manufacturing - once designed, the items must be manufactured using a variety of different materials and processes.

Logistics - as the industry is now truly global, clothes are transported across the world to be sold. This requires people in logistics to work out the best way to store and transport clothing, whilst responding swiftly to changes in demand.

Marketing / Sales - marketing plays a major role in communicating with customers and understanding tastes and trends. In turn, a sale is related to the final process, often based in retail stores, whereby the consumer actually tries out and purchases the product.

source: https://www.everjobs.com.bd/en/jobs-bd/all/clothing-and-textile-manufacturing/
 

A selection of Garments and Textiles Companies in Bangladesh:

Source: http://epzbangladesh.org.bd/investors/investor_report/dhaka-export-processing-zone-2   


Advice:

The skill set required in the industry varies highly between vacancies in textiles and categories that the industry serves. It is possible to find positions in the manufacturing sector that require no formal education. However, if you want to go into marketing or design, these commonly require extra qualifications.

source: https://www.everjobs.com.bd/en/jobs-bd/all/clothing-and-textile-manufacturing/

Buying House Jobs:

Bangladeshi garments industry has a famous reputation in the worlds competitive garments market. Bangladesh is far ahead than other garments manufacturing countries due to its ability to produce high quality product with low price than other garments manufacturing countries. As result new importers are willingly coming into Bangladesh to place their orders, where most of them are coming through garments buying houses as they have no enough idea to place order and execution here. As a result, buying house plays an important role in Bangladeshi Ready-made garments manufacturing sector. Some top Bangladeshi garments buying houses name and their details have presented bellow:

Source: www.garmentsmerchandising.com/top-50-garments-buying-houses-in-bangladesh/
 

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