COTTON USA Celebrates Cotton Day in Bangladesh
A COTTON USA delegation visited Bangladesh July 17-19 to celebrate the country’s first “Cotton Day” and discuss U.S. cotton imports and increasing U.S. market share with Bangladeshi textile and apparel industry leaders.
The delegation, comprised of Cotton Council International (CCI) President Keith Lucas, CCI Executive Director Bruce Atherley and Supima President and CEO Marc Lewkowitz, gave presentations on the world’s cotton supply, responsibly-grown U.S. cotton and other issues pertinent to consumers, mills and importers making sourcing and purchasing decisions.
COTTON USA’s Cotton Day in Bangladesh featured a fashion show where the models displayed garments made exclusively with U.S. cotton, and also highlighted Bangladesh’s rich cotton heritage. Cotton Day in Bangladesh follows successful Cotton Days in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand in May 2016
Many of U.S. cotton’s customers in Bangladesh attended the events, including COTTON USA licensed mills, Cotton LEADS™ partner mills and Supima licensees. Attendees included: Tapan Chowdhury, President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association and Managing Director of Square Fashions Ltd.; Sohail Rahman, Chairman of Beximco; Matin Chowdhury, Managing Director of New Asia; Hai Sarker, Chairman of Purbani; and Rezaul Hasanat, Managing Director of Viyellatex Spinning Mills Ltd.