Bangladesh’s ready-made garment (RMG) industry received a tremendous response from international buyers at the three-day ‘Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada’ event in Toronto recently. Over 500 manufacturers from 30 countries, including 17 from Bangladesh, participated in the exhibition. Buyers included Walmart, American Eagle, GAP, Hagar Canada and Tesco.

The Bangladeshi firms included Lusine Fashion Ltd, Desh Garments Ltd, Needle Fashion Bangladesh Ltd, Meek Sweater Ltd, RP Fashion Ltd, SATCO Bangladesh, DK Group of Industries, Sahab Fashion Ltd and Habah Fashion Ltd, according to a report.

Issues like compliance as per Accord and Alliance guidelines, infrastructure improvement, policy and procedures to engage in business in Bangladesh, tax benefits and low production cost, availability of experienced workforce, investment opportunities in Bangladesh and supply chain management for apparel buyer were highlighted at the exposition.