The market for denim in the world is about 90 billion USD. Bangladesh is exporting denim products worth only 4 billion USD to the world market. The annual growth of denim product exports is over 15 percent. The number of denim factories are increasing every year, thus increasing the career opportunities in the denim and washing sector also.
Following this, Pabna Textile Engineering College (PTEC) Career Club organized a seminar on ‘Future Career Opportunities in Denim & Garments Washing’ on Sunday 12th December to give a clear idea about a career in the denim and garments washing sector to the students. The half daylong seminar was held at the auditorium of PTEC which is sponsored by GATex Design Ltd.
From that morning onwards, the auditorium hall was filled to the brim with the students of the college taking their seats in line, maintaining their social distance with masks and entry cards. The event was later enlivened by the presence of distinguished teachers and guests. The keynote speakers at the seminar were highly experienced denim and garment washing leaders.
Md. Mokhlesur Rahman Bappy, Product Development Manager, Marks and Spencer, Bangladesh; Md. Forhad Hossan, Owner & CEO of Pure Chemicals (Distributor of Soko Chemicals, Italy). The program was presided over by Assistant Professor Engineer Md. Nazmus Saaqib on behalf of Principal Engineer Solaiman.
At the beginning of the speech, Forhad Hossan discussed regarding basic denim and garments washing industry and also discussed the different chemicals which is used in denim washing.
Mokhlesur Rahman Bappy shared some stories of denim and garment washing’s pre-production process, production process, denim market analysis, denim career and success with the participants of the seminar.
Lastly, Engr. Md. Nazmus Saaqib discussed the history of denim and the basics of denim washing, enriching the program and his eloquence, which caused a great stir among the students.
In the Q&A session the participants asked many questions to the guests and they were happy to have the opportunity to ask questions as well as interact directly with the guests.
Overall it was a successful and helpful session for the PTEC students and hope participants will be benefitted from this session.