Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and garment manufacture and export is the lifeline of her economy. Bangladesh is the 2nd largest apparel exporter in the world as well as the global leader of Leed-certified green factories. This article will focus on the top garment exporters of Bangladesh.
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Currently, Bangladesh’s apparel export is around $45 billion and the top apparel manufacturers and exporters are playing a vital role. Here are the top garment manufacturers and exports of Bangladesh:
Top Garment manufacturers and exporters of Bangladesh
Ha-Meem group is the largest apparel manufacturer and exporter of Bangladesh with over $600 million in the 2021-22 fiscal year. Now they are eyeing the magical amount of $1 billion. It is currently operating 26 apparel manufacturing units with 300 production lines, 7 washing plants, embroidery units, printing units, accessories production units, and textile mills.
Ha-Meem has its own design studio. It produces all types of apparel such as woven, knit, sweaters, and denim for both men, women, and children. It is producing 7 million pcs of readymade garments and 4 million yards of denim per month.
Ha-meem is using its own yarn for denim manufacturing from its spinning mills which have 44 tons of yarn production capacity per day. It has also 300,000 pcs garments washing capacity.
Ha-meem is employing 50000+ workers in its production units. It has also other businesses such as jute mills, tea gardens, chemical formulation, transport, news channel, national daily, etc.
Ha-Meem group was established in the year 1984. A.K Azad and Md. Delwar Hossain the founder of the Ha-meem group, started garment manufacturing and export business with a single production unit.
Palmal group is the 2nd largest apparel manufacturer and exporter of Bangladesh. It was started in the year 1984 by Eng. Nurul Haque Sikder (Late). It was his sole initiative. Palmal group started with one production unit and now they owe 37 production units, 5 knitting units, and other backward linkage industries.
Mr. Nafis Sikder, son of Late Nurul Haque Sikder is the managing director of Palmal group since 2001. Under his dynamic leadership Palmal group is running smoothly and growing fast. Its current export value is over $500 million.
DBL or Dulal Brothers Group is the largest knitwear exporter of Bangladesh. It was started in the year 1991 with a small production unit in Green Road, Dhaka. Now they are one of the largest apparel exporters. Initially, DBL group produced cheap products like t-shirts and polo shirts, etc. Now they are producing and exporting all types of knitwear including high-value products.
DBL group has its own design studio and several garments manufacturing units, knitting units, and dyeing units. They are employing 36000+ workers.
Outside the country, the DBL group has set up its production unit in Ethiopia. Currently, they are exporting $450 million of knitwear.
DBL group has diversified businesses such as textiles, garments, ceramics, cartons, etc. It is an authorized distributor of Puma in Bangladesh.
In the year 1991, Mondol Group started it journey and in the year 1995, it started in the export business. Mondol Group is one of the largest knitwear manufacturers and exporters of Bangladesh. It has 350000 pcs of readymade garments, 100 tons of knitting, and 58 tons of dyeing production capacity per day. Mondol Group has employed 28000 workers. In 2020-21, its export earnings were $450 million.
The late Al Haj Abdul Majid Mondol was the founder of the Mondol group.
Pacific Jeans Group
Pacific Jeans Group is the premium denim manufacturer of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest denim hubs in the world. It has its own R&D and design studio. Pacific Jeans was found in the year 1984 in Chittagong. M. Nasir Uddin, the founder of Pacific Jeans Group, started the first denim production unit in Bangladesh. It started exporting unwashed denimwear as there were no washing plants in Bangladesh at that time. In 1986 M. Nasir Uddin established the first denim-washing plant in Bangladesh. Today, in 2023, Pacific Jeans Group is operating 12 denim manufacturing units, washing plants, and denim textile. Its annual production capacity is 50 million pcs and its turnover is $400 million. Around 30000 people are working in this group.
Fakir group is a renowned knitwear manufacturer and exporter of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest knitwear exporters of Bangladesh.
In the year 1988, Fakir Group started its journey with 4 sewing lines and now it is operating more than 400 sewing lines. Its annual turnover is around $400 million. It has diversified businesses, including garments, aviation, paper and board, printing, labeling, textile, etc.
Fakir group has employed nearly 30000 people.
Mohammadi group is another big apparel manufacturer and exporter of Bangladesh. Late Mr. Annisul Huq (Former Mayor of DNCC) was the founder and chairman of Mohammadi Group. In the year 1986, it started its journey with 52 workers and now it is employing more than 10000 people.
Woven garments and sweaters are the main export items of the Mohammadi Group. It has 500,000 pcs woven garments and 250,000 pcs sweaters production capacity in a month.
Mohammadi Group has diversified businesses including garments, washing, power generating, real estate, media and publication, IT, etc.
Envoy Group is another large garment manufacturer and exporter. In the year 1984, Envoy Group started its journey with one small production unit and after 3 decades it has become one of the largest business houses in Bangladesh. Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed was the founder of Envoy Group. Envoy group mainly focuses on denim and other woven garments for both men, women, and kids.
Envoy Group operates textile mills, denim mills, apparel production units, washing plants, trading houses, business solutions, consumer products, real estate, hospitality, banking, security brokerage, etc.
Envoy Group’s annual turnover is over $400 million and more than 21000 people are working under it.
The standard group is one of the largest garments manufacturers in Bangladesh. It started its journey in the year 1984. It has its own production facilities, washing facilities, and other backward linkage facilities. The standard group currently has 200,000 pcs of woven garments production facilities per day. 10,000 people are working in this group. Real Estate and construction are the group’s other businesses.
Square textile is the sister concern of Square Group, a leading and reputed group of industries in Bangladesh. It started textile in the year 1997 and garments production in the year 2002 under the name of Square Fashion. It is producing top-quality knitwear and exports it around the globe.
Square has 2 apparel manufacturing units with 105000 pcs production capacity per day. It has also 2 fabric manufacturing units that have 40 tons of fabric per day. Currently, the square is earning $350 million from knitwear export. Square garment division has employed 15000+ workers.
Al Muslim Group
In the year 1992, the Al-Muslim group started its first garment manufacturing unit. Now, it has become one of the largest apparel exporters in Bangladesh. Al-Muslim group has diversified businesses including Textile, washing, Garments, Denim, Builders, and accessories.
It has 2.5 million pcs apparel manufacturing capacity per month and 3 million pcs washing capacity. Al-Muslim has employed 16000+ workers and export earning is $200 million.
Epyllion group is a large knitwear manufacturer and exporter of Bangladesh. It was established in the year 1994 with 2 lines and 200 employees and now it has become one of the largest apparel manufacturers with 162 lines and 45,00,000pcs production capacity per month. Epyllion group has diversified businesses including apparel manufacturing, textile, embroidery, printing, accessories, food, and fashion retailing. It has its own RND and design studio. Mr. Reaz Uddin Al Mamun is the Chairman and CEO of the group
Posh garments is one of the best apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh. It was established in the year 1984 in Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka. It is a woven garment manufacturer. Posh garments is the largest uniform producer and exporter in Bangladesh.
Islam group is another well-known apparel manufacturer in Bangladesh. It was established in 1985 in Santinagar, Dhaka. Islam Garments produces knit and woven both types of apparel for men, women, and kids.
It has several production units, textile mills, washing plants, embroidery, and printing facility. Islam garments are employing 10,000 people.
It is one of the renowned industrial groups of Bangladesh. Mr. Nazrul Islam Mazumdar is the founder and chairman of the group. In the year 1990, Nassa Group started its journey with one production. Today, in 2023 Nassa Group is operating 34 production units across the country. Its annual turnover is around $220 million. 30,000 people are working under the Nassa Group.
Nassa Group has diversified businesses including Textile mills, apparel manufacturing units, cartons, embroidery, washing plants, bank, real estate, brokerage house, education, travel, etc. It has its own design department.
Knit Concern Group
Knit Concern Group is one of the largest knit manufacturing units in Bangladesh. In 1990 it emerged and in 1992 it started manufacturing and exporting. Its daily production capacity is 2,00,000 pcs knitwear and 1,00,000 pcs lingerie. Knit Concern Group’s annual turnover is around $150 million. It is a complete composite knitwear factory.
It started its journey in 1984 and now Utah group is one of the largest apparel manufacturers and exporters in Bangladesh.
Utah Group is a vertically integrated manufacturer offering 2.7 million fine knit apparel, and 1.5 million woven tops and bottoms in a month. 14,000 people are working under Utah Group. Its annual turnover is $100 million.
In Bangladesh, there are 3000+ export garment industries running and this is the list of the top players in this industry. I hope this article will help you to find the top garment manufacturers and exporters of Bangladesh.