The whole world has been suffering a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic. Every sector of the industry has been affected. The textile industry is the main remittance earning source for Bangladesh. This industry has been affected a lot due to lockdown everywhere and a shortage of orders. As everywhere vaccination has been started and the COVID-19 infection situation is better now. Fortunately, Bangladesh is receiving plenty of orders now. Team Textile Focus talked with industry stakeholders to know about their business in 2021 and forecasting for 2022. Zarin Rashid, Director of TRZ Group shared her views-
Textile Focus: How are you observing 2021 for your business?
Zarin Rashid: 2021, gave us hope to fight back and look forward. Orders have increased exponentially but it comes with a challenge as to how effectively we’re working on them. Since there’s more orders, the battlefield has also become tougher.
Textile Focus: What is your expectation and planning for 2022?
Zarin Rashid: 2022 is looking good so far but my main target is to focus on running the production lines in a more automated manner. Rise in the movement of workers has been seen but I also see it as a result of an increase in work for neighboring factories. It’s a good sign that the industry seems to be gaining traction again but with that, comes a lot of challenges as well. Hoping for the best.