Demand for man-made fibres such as polyester staple, viscose and tencel is increasing as a substiture for cotton amid changes in global fashion trend. The import of man-made fibre is increasing every year, said Monsoor Ahmed, Secretary of the BTMA. According to data from Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Bangladesh imported 78,208 tonne of polyester staple fibre in 2016, up 11.39 per cent from 70,209 tonne in 2015 and 35.72 per cent from 51,729 tonne in 2014.