Cotton USA organised a seminar and dazzling fashion show in Dhaka as a part of celebrating second Cotton Day in Bangladesh. On the occasion, the local textile and garments entrepreneurs participated in the special trade related seminar on cotton. A delegation from Cotton USA and Cotton Council International was introduced to Bangladesh textile and apparel industry through the US and Global Cotton Outlook seminar, where they met Bangladeshi industry leaders. The international delegation made presentation on US cotton growth, world cotton supply, focusing on ethics, responsibilities, bale and packaging, which would facilitate consumers, mills and importers to make logical business decisions.
The delegation included Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International, William Bettendorf, Director- South Asia, Cotton Council International, David Camp, Vice President- Staple Cotton, Ricky Clark, Vice President, Cargill Inc., Navaid Baqai, Director- Technical, Cotton Council International, Roger Gilmartin, Textile Engineer & Senior Consultant, and Joel Reiffman, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy. At the fashion show, the country’s leading brands Amanat Shah Group, Yellow, Envoy Textiles Ltd, Hamid Fabrics Ltd, Sailor and Square Group showcased a selection of Western clothing and traditional Bangladeshi outfits. The electrifying event showcased 100 per cent cotton and cotton-made garments, highlighting Bangladesh’s rich cotton apparel heritage.