Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Ltd, one of the country's leading fabric manufacturers, has organised "ZnZ Fabric Week Spring-Summer 2023" to showcase 209 of its innovative products for global buyers.
"We are displaying 100% sustainable products which are more environment-friendly, as well as more comfortable to wear," said Md Mosla Uddin Tipu, deputy manager (business development) at Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Ltd.
"In every edition of the fair, we exhibit new fabrics made by our own research and development team," said Tipu.
The company's products aimed for the Spring-Summer 2023 include fabrics made from tensile lux fibre, jute fibre, banana fibre, Agraloop BioFibre, 100% linen and kapok fibre.
Zaber and Zubair has been organising the fabric fair twice a year – one for the Autumn-Winter season and another for the Spring-Summer season – for the last five years.
The ongoing tenth edition of the fair started on 15 February at Nurul Islam House on Gulshan Avenue in the capital and will end on 19 February.
More than 2,000 visitors from home and abroad have registered for the latest edition of the ZnZ Fabric Week, said sources at the company.
"At this fair, we focus on continuing business relations with our existing buyers and try to attract new ones," said Tipu, adding that, "We already have enough orders that will occupy our production capacity till July this year."
The fabric maker has also created a virtual edition of the fair to attract buyers from foreign countries, especially from non-traditional markets like Russia, African countries and Eastern European countries.
Tipu said, "Two Russian brands – Outlaw Moscow and Mirstores – have talked with us to source garments from Bangladesh and we have shown them some products through a digital platform. Those buyers are looking for comfortable clothes made from fabric with heavy GSM (grams per square meter)."
"As a larger textile manufacturer, we can make such products that will keep them warm by preserving body heat in cold weather," he added.
Anol Rayhan, assistant general manager (Brand and Customer Care) at Zaber and Zubair Fabrics, said, "Representatives and designers from various European and American retailers and clothing brands like H&M, American Eagle, M&S, Zara, Ralph Lauren, are coming to this fair and going to choose fabrics for the 2023 international summer fashion market."
The next Fabrics Week of Zaber and Zubair will be held on 18-22 July of this year.