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TexTIMe seminar discusses sustainability amid global crisis

Staff Correspondent
02 Sep 2022 22:01:35 | Update: 02 Sep 2022 22:04:36
TexTIMe seminar discusses sustainability amid global crisis
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The latest TexTIMe (Textile Today Innovation Meets) episode shed light on the uncertain global scenario and discussed the course of action remaining sustainable in the new context.

Engaging industry leaders and strategy makers at TexTIMe brought strategic level discussion titled “Remaining Sustainable Amid Uncertainties” on Thursday in the Dye+Chem Bangladesh Summer Edition Expo 22 concurrently going on with 21st Textech Bangladesh at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB), Dhaka.

The episode was organised by Textile Today Innovation Hub and sponsored by the largest dyestuff company in the Indian subcontinent Colourtex,

In the seminar, iconic and leading dignitaries of the textile dyes and chemical industry discussed the ways to be sustainable amid rising global uncertainties. Remaining sustainable is severely straining the global textile value-chain as the raw material price, energy crisis, production cost, shipment cost, etc. also, environmental disasters like drought and adverse weather are making the supply industry uncertain.

Distinguished speakers in the panel were Hasib Uddin, chairman APS Group; Kazy M Iqbal Hossain, South Asia Regional Sustainability Manager, Lindex; Md Hafizur Rahman, chief textile officer, Fakir Fashion; Amin Khoja DGM, technical, Textile Dyes Colourtex Industries Pvt Ltd; Tareq Amin, founder and CEO, Textile Today moderated the physical and virtual seminar.

Tareq Amin said in his introductory address, "When we talk about sustainability--- social, environmental and business sustainability are three interconnected components that need to be addressed simultaneously.”

In terms of sustainability initiative practices in the industry - panellists have shared their incredible stories.

Kazy M Iqbal Hossain said, "Right now in terms of knitted fabric dyeing or other fabrics, factories are using 1:5 to 6 liquor ratios. Some are using less amount of water. A lot of R&Ds have been done in terms of water sustainability, water saving and other innovative practices."

In terms of increasing workers' productivity initiatives speakers pointed out that workers and machine operators are not educated. So, if they are educated to some extent then certainly, Bangladesh's worker's efficiency will increase to a great extent. They also expressed that increased efficiency of workers will get them more salary.

This event was powered by texknoter.