Engr. Abrar A Apu has been contributing as the Technical Team Leader for the leading textile-garment bi-monthly magazine, Textile Focus since 2017. In his scope, he writes and reviews technical and business articles. He is the first GOTS Approved Consultant. Engr. Abrar an Educator, Trainer-cum-Consultant. He started his teaching career in the Department of Textile Engineering, DIU in 2008 after completing his higher education from Germany. Before this, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology from BUTex (formally DU Affiliated) and began his careering in the largest home textile manufacturing industry- Zaber & Zubair Fabrics in 2003. In 2010, along with his teaching career, he joined audit and certification activities of IMOswiss, Switzerland- and initiated consulting works in industries and for industrial people on QMS, EMS, Textile Recycling, and Organic Textile Processing. He is certified and lead auditor on GOTS, OCS, ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, SA 8000, and other advanced training. As a certified auditor, he conducted audits for GOTS, OCS, (IMOswiss), ISO 9001 & 14001 (IMS Reliance, Uni-Cert), and SEDEX and COC (ESTS) and witness audit for SAAS.
His excellency on Textile Sustainability, Management System, Leadership, Motivation, and Emotional Intelligence are mentionable. As an educator, he has been teaching undergraduates at Daffodil International University; as a trainer, he trains industrial people on Textile Sustainability Tools, different management systems, leadership skills, and emotional intelligence, and as a consultant, he advises industries to meet requirements on industrial sustainability tools.
Abrar is hired by the local body of GCL International, Bangladesh to conduct online training for auditors globally with training entitled “Textile-Plastic Recycling with Technical Requirements of TE CCS, RCS, & GRS and USB Asia for auditors training on Technical Requirements of Recycling and Organic Textile Processing. The leading certification LETIS S.A. Bangladesh arranged day-long training for auditors on Recycled Textile Processing (based on GRS and RCS) and Abrar was the trainer. This year (2020) GSCI team has already been trained on Textile Recycling with requirements of TE CCS, RCS, and GRS. He continues to training different buying houses including SVANTEX AB and Jennyfer Sourcing. He trained more than 500 participants from different industrial level on diverse modules.