One of the major Bangladeshi garments exporter Zaber & Zubair fabrics ltd, a sister concern of Noman Group, has organized Zaber & Zubair (Z&Z) fabric week for the first time in the country’s textile history. The seven days mill week held from 29 October to 4 November was displaying fabrics and garment products for global buyers on the company’s corporate office premises at Gulshan 2 in Dhaka.
Generally global brands organize mill week to select seasonal products from different suppliers. But with this unique effort Z&Z has taken them further forward in the process of marketing and branding them.
“We are proudly announcing that this is the first time ever in the textile history of Bangladesh. It is a remarkable change for our textile sector,” said, Mohammad Abdullah Zaber, Deputy Managing Director, Zaber & Zubair Fabric Bangladesh.
Mohammad Abdullah Zaber also said, “Every year in two sessions, spring/summer and autumn/winter, our experts from Sri-Lanka, Italy, India, Bangladesh work for making new collections with their innovative designs and product development.”
“Bangladesh is always good for basic item, but we want to bring revolutionary changes in basic items. Our fabric is more innovative, so some price challenges are there in basic items. As a large manufacturer, we are doing much positive changes in towel, fabrics, spinning sector; this is our message to the buyers we want to convey”, said Mr. Zaber.
Abdullah Zaber said, “Bangladesh currently supplies around 2,700 mmcfd gas from various gas fields. When the govternment import LNG 1000 MMCFD every year, then the gas price will be double. Our industry needs 3500 mmcfd gas. Noman Group’s Tongi units alone faced loss of Tk. 20 crore due to gas crisis.”
“Z&Z fabric week is a very big opportunity for Bangladesh to attract the customer that the real strength of woven fabric in Bangladesh” said, Sajedur Rahman Talukder, Executive Director of Z&Z Fabrics Bangladesh. “In this event, buyers will be able to see our strength, capacity, change, quality which will help them to take decision”, he added.
Z&Z fabric capacity is 10 million meter per month. More than 200 factories and brands are their customers. “We are capable to acquire for innovative product. Bangladesh is producing more than 90 percent of its knit fabric demand locally. Whereas, more than 60% woven fabric we import every year from abroad for which a huge foreign currency goes out of country. Factories like Z&Z are playing very important role by supplying woven fabric to Bangladesh garment industries helping them reducing lead time and increasing quality for global brands”, said Mr. Talukder.
Abdul Hakim, General Manager, Zaber&Zubair Fabrics Bangladesh said, “Z&Z is the pioneer in the world market. Z&Z works for product development to customer demand, color, and trend. We participate famous mill week at leading positions to showcase our product”, he added
Abdul Hakim also said, “Z&Z regularly does supply chain management, motion study, value chain analysis and producing sustainable products in a sustainable way. We are making yarn and fabric from recycling jute and doing rainwater harvesting to reduce water consumption.”
“Trend is changing day by day. Generally Bangladeshi factories don’t work for trend. But Z&Z works for trend and innovation to run with the global. Now Z&Z holds a rich and variety of collections of fabrics for every global season. Our main challenge is price. I think Bangladesh industry need to work promotion and branding for product development to increase the price of Bangladesh products”, said Syed Sadat Rajin, Manager (sales &marketing), Z&Z fabrics Bangladesh.
Z&Z achieved the highest exporter trophy several times from the Bangladesh Government. All leading global brands like H&M, M&S, C&A, JC PENNY, KOHLS are the regular fabric buyer of Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Bangladesh.
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