Problems of Export Oriented Woven Fabric in Bangladesh
The RMG Industry is the warship and a success story of Bangladesh in spite of its ups and downs. Mainly two types of garments are exported from Bangladesh e.g. Knit and Woven. Fortunately we can manufacture nearly 100% of woven fabrics while only 30-40% woven fabrics are being produced locally wile rest of the woven fabrics are imported. As a result huge amount of our foreign currency goes to the countries from where we import woven fabric. Thus weaving sector is a real problem for our export oriented RMG sector. Apart from this as population is very large we also need huge amount of woven fabric to meet the local demand. The work reported here is a study of the problems of our weaving sector. Data and Information were gathered from entrepreneurs of various sectors, merchandisers, weaving experts and related official web sites. The study suggests that we are efficient in producing coarser yarns. The production denim are being increased very rapidly while have lacking in production of light weight fabrics. There are mainly some reasons for it e.g. (i) supply of fine count yarn having good quality is quiet insufficient; (ii) supply of blended yarn is also extremely poor; (iii) weaving entrepreneurs should be given more support from the Govt. side. (iv) it is widely believed that garment makers have to import some excess fabric from abroad and after completion of their order they sell excess fabric to the local market at a nominal price this is a threat for the local weaving factories to grow so that they can try for export market. As variety woven fabrics are huge therefore a research cum training center is also needed to develop specialty fabrics locally.