The apparel industry in Bangladesh plans to double its export to reach a high ambition mark of $50-bn by 2021, which currently stands at $28 bn by expanding its global markets. It is going to be a difficult task but the only way to increase the export amount is by adding value to the apparel. The set target to increase apparel exports is in line with the government’s Vision 2021, which is centred on a goal for the country to attain the middle-income country status by that year when the nation celebrates the golden jubilee of its independence.