Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association (BAYLA), an organization of the young generation apparel leaders, commenced its official journey, on Saturday to mitigate vital challenges in the ready-made garments (RMG) industry.
On the event, BAYLA made a 16-member board to run the organization, where Abrar Hossain Sayem from Sayem Group and Al-Shahriar Ahmed, MD of Adzi Trims Ltd, was nominated as BAYLA’s President and Secretary, correspondingly.
Abrar Hossain Sayem expressed, “The sole proposal of this body is to research innovation, bring a young generation of RMG leaders together and find new opportunities for training, capacity building, and market expansion.”
“The team is expected to contribute significantly to the apparel industry of Bangladesh. The association will work closely with leading associations of the industry like BGMEA, BKMEA, BTMA, and BGAPMEA,” Sayem told.
Al-Shahriar Ahmed, Secretary, BAYLA said, “We informally started this journey 2 years ago and after registering earlier this month, we are now an official body to lead the next generation RMG sector in the country,” adding that “In these challenging and tough times, we need youth leaders to come to a common consent to get Bangladesh RMG industry an advantage in the fourth industrial revolution, where we must require more proactive approaches within the industry.”
This is exclusively a non-political association born out of the motivation and willpower of youth, where more than 100 members are already joined and the pipeline is getting bigger day by day, said sources.
Centering on innovation and branding, member connection and growth as well as capacity building and market growth, BAYLA has committed to consolidating the forward and backward linkage industries of the RMG.
The organization will also work for branding the textile and apparel by sponsoring its innovation and sustainability.
The young apparel leaders of BAYLA believe that the vital changes can be planned, framed and implemented through a blend of experience and enthusiasm.
They also pressed the senior industry leaders to guide BAYLA with their experience with a hope to work together in the future industry landscape.