The pandemic has changed everything, the country's apparel export experienced its biggest shock ever.
From the middle of March 2020, we had been in deep uncertainty.
But we have to move forward with hope. Skilled workforce is our great strength to brave all difficulties.
We hope the new year will bring some good to the apparel and textile sector of Bangladesh, if entrepreneurs can make the right investment decisions.
It is high time to invest in production of import-substitute raw materials to reduce dependency on China.
We should strengthen our backward linkage industries -- not only for readymade garment or textile, but also for other industries to have a solid footing.
Recycled products have a good demand in the international market, as many buyers are now planning to reduce carbon emission and promote zero discharge of chemicals in sourcing factories.
In near future, the companies, which will not be able to maintain all types of social and environmental compliances, will face more challenges to survive.