Students of Textile Engineering Department – 6th batch (Evening) – of Southeast University arranged a grand event titled ‘Product Development Exhibitions and RAMP Show-2022,’ on 28 October at its permanent campus. They showcased their creative ideas, projects, innovations, product developments & designs, concept stages, prototypes and finished textile products.
Dr. Syed Atiqur Rahman, Associate Professor, and Chairman, Dept. of Textile Engineering, SEU, inaugurated the exhibition. He advised students to focus on innovative idea generation, innovation, product development and design, project work, etc.
A total of thirteen teams of over sixty-five students participated in the exhibition and showcased their developed products and projects, including tops and bottom items. The focus area of their products are the reuse of waste materials from garments industries, new cutlines, different multi wash, knit & woven combined polo shirt with wash, home textile for casual wear, punjabi, towel and lungi, etc.
Engr. Md. Eanamul Haque Nizam, Assistant Professor and supervisor (Product Development Exhibitions and RAMP Show-2022), Dept. of Textile Engineering, thanked all the guests for joining the events and describe the events as an important milestone for acquiring knowledge and building up careers for textile engineering students.
He expressed special thanks to Md. Arafat Hossain, Managing Director, Raiyana Fashion, Towsif Hasan, R&D Manager, Creative Wash Design-1, Ha-Meem Group, and Rubiat Fatima Tony, Founder & CEO, Sanvee’s Saree, for their special support to successfully the events.
Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) attended the event as the Chief Guest.
“Annually, we export $42 billion worth of RMG, and foreign employees working in the RMG industry take away approximately $6 billion. To replace the foreigners, we have to be efficient, and develop our skills,” said Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan.
“We need to do research on geotextiles, medical textiles, sportswear, electronics textiles, etc. To enrich the knowledge of students, the university should organize programs in collaboration with foreign research and educational institutes” Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan added.
Meer Md. Rasel Khan, Country Manager (BD), Dymatic Chemicals, INC was present as the special guest.
Rasel Khan said, “Graduate students of Southeast University play an important role in the textile industry and more than 16 Southeast students are enrolled in postgraduate degrees in Chinese institutes. Which indicates the success rate of the Southeast University education system.”
Jason Rubel Das, Sr. Business Manager, Klubhaus, Dekko Isho Group, was also present as the Special Guest. Jason said “Mostly graduates are interested to working in export oriented industry. But, fashion retail is a growing sector in Bangladesh. It has a very promising future. Hence, the young generation should focus on export oriented industry as well as fashion retail sectors.”
Professor Dr. ANM Meshquat Uddin, Advisor, Board of Trustees, SEU, and Dr. ANM Ahmed Ullah, Associate Professor, Dept. of Textile Engineering, highlighted the importance of innovation and the impact of such events on the career.
The Secretory and President of the Southeast Textile Alumni Association (TEAASEU) has joined the programs and spoken about the world textile market.
Rubiat Fatima Tony, Founder & CEO, Sanvee’s Saree, highlighted the potential of Bangladesh’s fashion market and inspired the young generation to become entrepreneurs by sharing her experience.
Later Sanvee’s Saree unveiled 5 products and students performed a ramp show.