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Apparel Online Bangladesh December, 2016

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The growth of the knitwear sector in general, and sweater as a product category, is largely due to the increase in the yarn production capacity – especially cotton and acrylic – over the years. “The core strength of the knitwear sector is its strong backward linkage industry that supplies almost all the required yarns and fabrics except a few varieties and qualities,” states former BKMEA President Fazlul Hoque, adding that the improvement has been possible due to the integrated growth of spinning units. As per Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), there are currently around 413 yarn manufacturing mills that spin 2,250 million kilograms of yarn annually, 792 fabric manufacturing units with 2,810 million metres capacity and 240 dyeing units having…

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