BGMEA President Faruque Hassan called upon clothing brand Reitmans to strengthen its partnership with Bangladeshi apparel suppliers that has been built upon mutual trust and commitment to enhance trade.
He also requested the Canadian brand to explore avenues of how they could collaborate with their suppliers in developing value-added products and increase sourcing those products from Bangladesh as it would benefit both sides.
He came up with the call during a meeting with Gary Ross, Chief, Global Sourcing at Reitmans, held at BGMEA Complex on October 19.
Pauline Ng, Managing Director, Reitmans Canada Limited Asia, was also present at the meeting.
The Canadian clothing company operates several store brands, including Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Ell, Hyba, Thyme, RW&CO.
They discussed various trade-related issues including the global apparel market situation and Reitmans’ plans of business expansion in Bangladesh.
Faruque Hassan highlighted the points why Bangladesh is regarded the globe’s prime sourcing destination.
He also mentioned that Bangladesh’s RMG industry is increasingly putting emphasis on business capacity development and manufacturing value-added products, especially non-cotton apparels.
Faruque Hassan invited them to the “Made in Bangladesh Week” which will be organized by BGMEA on 12-18 November 2022 in Dhaka to promote Bangladesh’s RMG industry and demonstrate the country as a value-added apparel-producing nation in the world.