Bangladesh is a country of great prospects for textile garment industries. In fact national economy is moved by the driven forces and foreign currency earned by the Textile & RMG industries. The necessity of such international conference is well understood by all the stakeholders. After profound success of first two conferences, The Textile Institute Bangladesh Section (TIBS) joins hand with Bangladesh Textile Today to organize ‘The 3rd International Conference on Textile & Apparel, ICTA 2018’. ICTA is the first ever such conference which is contributing the sector in strategy making, reviewing the innovations and available technologies for a sustainable growth. The first ICTA was held in 2010 and second one held in 2012.

The biggest challenge the industry currently facing is reduced profitability. The country is facing adverse competition from others. With growing cost and reduced price due to the fast fashion trends, companies are struggling to keep their competitive advantage. The conference is to review the technological and processes development options to increase profitability.

Looking forward to your active participation in ‘3rd International Conference on Textile & Apparel, ICTA 2018’.


Tareq Amin
Editor & Publisher
Bangladesh Textile Today


The conference will consist of invited keynote lectures and technical sessions spread over several sessions. The areas to be covered in the conference will include but are not limited to:

  • Technologies & processes
  • Environmental management in Textiles
  • Global apparel supply chain
  • Polymer & Fiber Science
  • R&D and Management
  • Energy efficiency and alternative energy
  • Design & Fashion
  • Nano Technology
  • Advancement in Knitting
  • Biotechnology
  • Greener/Cleaner Production & Sustainability
  • Automation & Control Technology
  • Sustainability


Sustainable technologies and processes for competitive advantage

‘Sustainability’ was supposed to be the integral part of the businesses not to be considered as an imposed prescription or requirements as per as the concept of ‘Sustainability 2.0’. As per the book Sustainability 2.0 by Ernesto van Peborgh and corresponding articles and developments around 2008-09 ‘Sustainability’ is supposed to the core of the company. All the decisions and strategies of the companies must be taken considering ‘Sustainability’. But the reality is ‘Sustainability 2.0’ created number of new regulations all around the sector. And till now the sustainability gamut is mostly centered to different regulations, requirements and certifications. Anything implemented as regulations, requirements and certifications don’t really mean that those have been done as self-initiative. Still there have been discussions whether the industries truly have taken the ownership of ‘sustainability’ or it is still an imposition.

So, economic aspect of sustainability is the most important part to discuss particularly in Bangladesh’s perspective. Current structure of the value chain is imposing continuous pressure on the sales price and so reducing the margin per unit of garment. While the margin per unit gets down at the brand shops and put multiplied pressure on the other partners in the value chain, the worst impact comes on the shoulder of textile and clothing producers. In a reality when unit price for these manufacturers go down by around 40% in few years, it is not right to expect more investment by them for making sure sustainable production. For them the reality is that their cost of production increase by 18% at the same period. So, the manufacturing of textile and clothing business has become itself unsustainable in economic aspects as well.

However to integrate sustainability at the core of the companies, companies have to be convinced on the business cases of sustainability interventions. To get benefits in environmental and social aspects of sustainability economic sustainability is the key to be maintained. The conference is to present and summarize the technologies and processes which will improve environmental and social sustainability at the same time will bring more profitability to the businesses. If the companies can increase profitability they will be able to invest more in improving environmental and social sustainability.


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About The Organizers

Textile Today

Bangladesh Textile Today is a regular monthly publication of Amin & Jahan Corporation Ltd. It is a comprehensive international magazine for textile & apparel industry. From its inception Bangladesh Textile Today has already created a good impression and strong reputation in both national and international textile arena. Bangladesh Textile Today is working to build a knowledge based community by transferring news and information and disseminating knowledge. It has already published number of Research papers, technical articles and market reports. Bangladesh Textile Today is working to guide the industry so that the policy/decision makers can make their decisions fast & easy.

The Textile Institute

The Textile Institute is an international organization governed by a Council representing members throughout the world. It is legally constituted by a Royal Charter, granted in Britain in 1925. The mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. It is an association of men and women throughout the world which unites those with an interest in textiles. The individual professional expertise of members is diverse: it includes management, art, design, fashion, economics, science, engineering, research, production, marketing, selling, retailing, education and training. TI is working in Bangladesh for a long time and team is named as Textile Institute Bangladesh Section (TIBS). TI organizes international conferences in different countries in the world. TIBS has some corporate members and in continuation of development activities TIBS is going to organize 3rd International Conference on Textile & Apparel -2018 (3rd ICTA 2018) with Bangladesh Textile Today.