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Sportswear: unexplored opportunity for Bangladeshi apparel makers

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 Sportswear has now become a fashion trend among non-athletic people. Awareness is growing to mass people for health and fitness in developing countries and the global sportswear market is tremendously booming.

 

Sportswear making in BD

Increasing participation of women in sports and fitness activities is another major driver for this growth. In 2018, the market value of sportswear was US$ 84.1 billion. It is predicted to be worth the US $ 108.7 billion by 2025 with CAGR of 3.3%.

Said a recent research report published by QY Research Inc. The USA, the world’s largest and most respected market research publisher.

Major trend

The major trend of the sportswear market is the combination of sportswear with fashion. With the increasing demand for trendy sportswear, manufacturers are now launching innovative products to fulfill market demand.

Most of the market leader of sportswear brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and Columbia sportswear are buying from Bangladesh. Their buying volume is increasing each year. According to BGMEA and EPB data, in the last fiscal year 2018, sportswear export value was 10% of total export value US$ 30.62 billion.

Technologies are using insulator, microfiber and nano-technologies for producing sports apparel. Now a day’s sports apparels are not only for athletes and sports persons but also popular among consumers who are interested in sports and sports-related events.

Synthetic fabrics are mostly considered to be the best choice for sportswear as they are able to provide a good combination of functional properties of moisture management, softness, lightweight, insulation and dry relatively quickly.

Major segment

Sportswear market is categorized into product type and application. More concisely it is segmented into skirts, hats, under garments and upper garments.  The proportion of upper garment in 2015 is about 52%. The sales volume of sportswear in 2015 was 2000 million units.

Market player

Major market player of sportswear is Nike, Adidas, Puma, Under Armour, Lululemon, Columbia sportswear, Patagonia, Marmot, The North Face, etc.

Sales of major sportswear brand in 2018Figure 1: Sales of major sportswear brand in 2018 (Source: statista.com)

Most of the market leader of sportswear brands like Nike, Adidas, Puma and Columbia sportswear are buying from Bangladesh. Their buying volume is increasing each year. According to BGMEA and EPB data, in the last fiscal year 2018, sportswear export value was 10% of total export value US$ 30.62 billion.


Bangladesh’s perspective on sportswear production


Bangladesh is an expert on mostly cotton and cotton blended items. There are few textile mills that can produce the synthetic fabric. Sportswear manufacturers are mainly depending on imported fabric.


“I have received a lot of work orders for sportswear garment items recently, but I do not have the fabrics. So, I have to import the fabrics from China,” a former Vise-President of BGMEA said.


The imported fabric needs a long lead time. So, it is sometimes difficult for the garment factory to get orders from the customer.


There are many textile mills in Bangladesh, producing various types of knit and woven fabrics. They also can produce sportswear fabric by using existing set up of machinery and manpower. They can train up their people to handle synthetic fabric production. It will help the industry to get fabric within a short period of time and ship out.


There are many textile mills in Bangladesh, producing various types of knit and woven fabrics. They also can produce sportswear fabric by using existing set up of machinery and manpower. They can train up their people to handle synthetic fabric production. It will help the industry to get fabric within a short period of time and ship out.


“We lack in technical know-how and we have a shortage of expert people to produce the synthetic fabric. Maintaining fabric quality during dyeing is the main challenge. We need more specialized machinery for ensuring customer required quality, which needs more investment. The owners of the textiles sometimes are not willing to invest more,” said Habibur Rahman, General Manager (Fabric), Northern Tosrifa Group.


Bangladesh can easily handle sportswear fabric manufacturing. The same machinery which is using for cotton fabric manufacturing can be used for synthetic fabric except for the jacquard and seamless items.


For jacquard and seamless items require sophisticated machine settings and expert people. The machine is needed to remove sharp edges avoid pulling of yarn from fabric as these mostly uses filament yarn. Gloves can be used during the handling of fabric.


Special dyes and chemicals selecion are important points for synthetic fabric dyeing. Heat setting before dyeing can fix the dyestuff strongly in order to break the molecule during high-pressure dyeing and finishing. High-quality dyes are recommended for good color fastness. Other physical properties also can ensure by following careful handling of the dyeing stage.


Habibur Rahman also emphasized on increasing number of synthetic yarn spinning mills. There are 425 spinning mills in Bangladesh but only 3-4 spinning mills are producing synthetic yarn. So, sportswear makers have to import synthetic yarn, especially from China.


“We are not competitive in terms of fabric prices with China due to this,” said Habibur Rahman.


“To reduce the fabric price, we need to set up dedicated textile mills, who will produce only synthetic fabric. Which will consume the big volume of yarn, dyes, and chemicals, reducing the cost. Transportation cost of yarn and dyes-chemicals is swelling the fabric manufacturing cost.”


“Most branded chemical manufacturers have plants in China those are helping Chinese supplier for reducing fabric manufacturing cost. Our entrepreneurs should deeply consider this and can invest more on these types of Primary Textile Sector (PTS),” Habibur Rahman concluded.


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