Bangladeshi exporters participating in ´Heimtextil Frankfurt 2023’ have expressed their hope to secure huge orders from new and old buyers during the exhibition.
´Heimtextil Frankfurt’, an internationally unique platform for home and contract textiles, began in Frankfurt, Germany on January 10 and will run till tomorrow. Around 2,400 exhibitors from over 120 countries are taking part, including 20 exporters from Bangladesh.
Among the Bangladeshi exhibitors, some companies, including Debonair Padding and Quality Solution, Jaantex Industries, and Innovating Fabric Ltd, are taking part under Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) pavilion while the other companies, including ACS Textiles, Karupannya Rangpur, Momtex Expo, Zaber and Zubair, and Shabab Fabrics, are participating directly.
Textile exporters said that Heimtextil would bring good prospects for Bangladesh, hoping to find out new buyers along with the existing ones.
M Shahadat Hossain Sohel, Chairman of Bangladesh Terry Towel and Linen Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BTTLMEA), told the media that the exhibition would create more opportunities for the Bangladesh textile industry, especially in the US and European markets.
“Bangladesh is one of the major exporters of home textile products in the world. Overcoming the real crisis, the sector is trying to contribute more to the country´s development,” he added.
Speaking to the media, Mohammad Mujtahid Noor, Director of the Debonair Padding and Quilting Solution Limited (DPQSL), said, “Actually, it is a gathering place of buyers and sellers. Every day, we are meeting with different existing and new buyers. I hope, the exhibition will help me to get new orders.”
Many exporters believed that the textile industry would play an important role in increasing the country´s foreign exchange reserve.
Md. Saiful Islam, Minister (Commercial), of the Bangladesh Embassy in Berlin, said the demand for home textiles is increasing, especially because consumers in the international markets are giving importance to changing home decor more frequently and are looking out for new and innovative products to innovate their homes and offices.
He added that the major export destinations for Bangladeshi home textiles include Europe, the US, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
As per the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh is regularly exporting different types of home textile products such as terry towels, bedspreads, pillow covers, cotton table napkins, furnishing fabrics, cushion covers, bath linen, and other home furnishings.
In fiscal 2021-22, the export of Bangladesh’s home textiles grew by nearly 43.28% year-on-year.