Bangladesh to Invest $18 bn more in non-cotton apparelBangladesh’s non-cotton apparel exports have the potential to surge to $42 billion by 2032 through developing a comprehensive value chain and reducing reliance on imports with an additional investment of $18 billion, according to a study. The country’s current non-cotton apparel export is valued at $15.6 billion, which is lower than cotton apparel exports, although it is increasing rapidly in the global trade, said the study titled “Beyond Cotton: A Strategic Blueprint for Fibre Diversification.”