Bangladesh expects to export more number of T-shirts in the coming season due to an extended summer witnessed in the West. The world’s largest cotton T-shirt producer is receiving big work orders and more is expected to come, thanks to global pattern of sourcing shift from China. In 2017, Bangladesh was the top exporter of cotton-made T-shirts in the world, earning over $5.1 billion, according to an independent research organisation.
Reports prepared by international think-tanks and independent research organisations have shown that buyers are looking to pursue a China plus sourcing strategy which will benefit other competing countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam, India and others. However, an adverse effect of this shift is that buyers are still pursuing the lowest cost manufacturing. And hence, the orders filling the readymade garment factories now are low budget orders.