Rivers, pollution. Organic cotton con- more expensive, more water waste, bad
green footprint, more land required, more time and effort. Pro- reduces overall
exposure to toxic chemicals, less pesticide.
26-39 gallons of water is needed to process 2 pounds
Other than agricultre, the garment industry is the largest employer in the country
Majority of workers are FEMALE.
Second largest employer is tourist industry followed by construction
Basically all factories are CMT
Half the factories are owned
Has BOTH textile and apparel industry (VERTICLE HUGE ADVANTAGE)
Much of the raw cotton has to be imported
Helped fuel their growth and can shorten lead time
They have a strong SYNTHETIC FIBER INDUSTY
Involved in almost every sector of the texti
Worlds second largest APPAREL producer
Now our 3rd largest apparel exporter in unit terms
Their apparel exports to Japan doubled last year to compensate sales to U.S and EU
EU is their largest customer
Although apparel exports are the major pr
H & M gets 25% of their apparel from Bangladesh-Single largest Bangladeshi apparel
customer and imports almost $2 billion worth of apparel from them!
The Bangladeshi government already raised the minimum wage by about 80 percent in 2010
after previous vio
Pakistan is the worlds 4th largest cotton producer and the 3rd largest consumer of cotton (to
support their industry) Big move to grow more cotton so they do not have to import raw cotton
TEXTILE industry is larger than the GARME
WORLDWIDE COTTON PRODUCERS:
#4 Pakistan with Brazil closing rank quickly
WORLD COTTON IMPORTERS:
#8 Pakistan-down from #5 LY
Consumption of C
Product development process, in chronological order
#1 KNOW THE CUSTOMER!
Define season: # seasons per year ?
Seasonal theme? Trend board, mood, theme?
COLOR-this can be V E R Y EMOTIONAL!
( At this point fabric can be dyed.)
Block book production
What is Hong Kong's role in the industry?
Best place in the world to do business because of low taxes for corporations.
Free market and nothing corrupt. Gateway to China. Can start a business in half the
time. Headquarters is cheaper to have there and the
One of the fastes growing APPAREL and FOOTWEAR supplies to the U.S
LOWER prices than CHINA
Use CHILD LABOR and FORCED LABOR in garment production
SOURCES YARN/FABRIC from CHINA/ASIAN countries
To become DUTY FREE they would