Bangladesh functions as a garment manufacturing hub for many large European and Japanese brands. For smaller brands, Bangladesh is an increasingly attractive manufacturing alternative to China.
In this article, we list some of Bangladesh leading clothing and textiles factories. In addition, I also explain how you can find additional supplier lists using the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) databank.
List of Garment Factories in Bangladesh
Alhaj Textile Mills Ltd
Founded in 1962, Alhaj Textile Mills Ltd is one of the oldest cotton manufacturing companies in Bangladesh. Alhaj Jute Mills is an associate company of Alhaj Textile Mills which was established in 1967.
The company was established as a private limited company but was converted to a public limited company in 1983.
The Textile Mills manufacturing unit is located in Ishurdi Pabna. It has a total of 20,160 spindles and 800 rotor head. Alhaj Jute Mills is located in Sharisabari Jamalpur. It employs 1600 workers and 200 officers and has a production capacity of 20 tons per day.
Alhaj textile Mills has a diverse product range which includes:
- Viz. Cotton
- Polyester Spun
- Poly Viscose Blend
- Poly Cotton Blend
- 100% Viscose Blend
Currently, Alhaj textile Mills mainly exports to the South American market. This includes Perú, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Argentina and other small countries in this region.
Address: 66 Dilkusha C/A, 4th Floor, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Envoy Textiles Ltd
Envoy Textiles Ltd is a denim manufacturing company founded in 2005 in Bangladesh. According to the company, it became LEED certified in 2016 and received the highest level of rating i.e. Platinum.
The production facility of Envoy textiles is located in Bhaluka, Mymensingh which is 60 km North of Dhaka city. The area covers 48 acres of land. It was the first company in Bangladesh with the ability to produce rope dyeing denim.
The production unit has a capacity of producing 50 million yards annually. The company claims its factory has obtained 9001: 14001 quality certification and its products are OEKO TEX certified. It was also assigned an AA+ rating by the credit rating Agency of Bangladesh.
Envoy Textiles produces a range of products with a wide variety of denim fabric, including 100% cotton as well as many different blends of material. Denim is made using:
- Ring Yarns
- Open end Yarns
- Mixed Warps
- Multi-count Yarns
- Colored wefts
Envoy Textiles is associated with brands such as H & M, Zara, Disney International, Calvin Klein, and Walmart. It has an export market worldwide, exporting directly to Cambodia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Sri Lanka, USA, and China.
Address: Jamirdia, Bhaluka, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Extending the business to textile manufacturing, the Anlima Group established Anlima Textile Ltd. This is an export-oriented supplier which consists of knitting, dyeing, finishing and garment manufacturing.
The knitting production facility includes forty brand new Mayer & Cie computerized circular knitting machines as well as ten semi-jacquard Stoll flat knitting machines with a production capacity of 15 tons per day.
The variety of fabrics that the machines are capable of producing include:
- Single Jersey
- Auto-striper Jacquard
- Flat Knitting
With a daily production capacity of 15 tons, the dyeing department claims to use eco-friendly dyestuff. The department’s soft flow dyeing machines from Greece are capable of producing solid and yarn dyed 100% cotton, 100% polyester, CVC and TC fabrics.
The range of garments the factory can manufacture include:
- Polo shirts
- Tank tops
- Ladies fashion wear
- Kids wear
- Fleece wear
Address: Anlima Textile Ltd, Karnapara, Savar, Dhaka
DIRD Garments Ltd (founded in 1984) and DIRD Composite Textiles Ltd (founded in 2005) were both founded in Bangladesh, by the DIRD Group of Industries.
DIRD Garments Ltd is a 100% export oriented factory. It is located in Savar, Dhaka. It has a floor space of approximately 44,000 square feet. The Garments factory has three sections: Cutting, sewing and finishing. It has a daily capacity of 12,000 pieces and a monthly capacity of 170,000 pieces.
There are currently 1075 production workers employed in the production facility. Customers can choose from a wide range of products. These include:
- Casual Bottoms (long and short)
- Chinos in Denim
- Chinos in Non-denim
DIRD Garments Ltd has renowned brands all over the world as its clients. These include Wal-mart, OKAIDI, Tchibo, Hangten, Bel&Bo, and Gymboree.
Located 35 Kilometers away from the Dhaka airport, DIRD Composite textiles has a floor space of 1,221,844 square feet. The production unit has four sections, namely Knitting, Dyeing, Printing and Embroidery, and Garment Manufacturing.
The factory has a capacity of producing 3,000,000 pieces monthly and has the manpower of 11,000 workers.
DIRD Composite Textiles has an impressive range of products. These include:
- Tank tops
- Cut and sewn t-shirts
- Polo shirts
- Strap tees
DIRD Textiles has clients all over the world. Some of these include Tesco, Next, M&S, and Mothercare.
Address: NangarharRamulariaia, Savar, Dhaka (DIRD Garments)
Regent Textile Mills Limited
Incorporated in 1994, Regent Textile Mills is a public limited company based in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Commercial operation of the company started in 1999.
The factory carries out a number of procedures including weaving, dyeing, printing, sewing, finishing, and packing. The company has a capacity of weaving 12 million meters and dyeing 14 million meters annually. It has a capacity to produce around 40,000-50,000 meters of fabric per day.
Regent Textiles offers a wide variety of textile products and woven fabrics such as:
- Kitchen attires
- Quilt cover sets
- Cushion covers
- Bed sheets
- Hospital sheets
The company exports its products to a number of world-renowned buyers, such as Wall Mart, Heimtex AB, Red Cats Asia Limited, Princess Gruppen AS, New wave Group SA, Bonfire, Silex Vyvoz A Dovoz SRO, Lidl, and Siplec.
Factory Location: East Kalurghat, Charkhidirpur, Bandar, Chittagong
Head Office: 1182, Jubilee Road, Chittagong-4000
ACS Textiles & Towel (BD) Ltd
Founded in 2004, ACS Textiles is a manufacturing company which specializes in bedding/linen sheets and towels. According to the company, it has obtained the Okeo-Tex standard 100 certification.
The manufacturing facility offers a wide range of services such as weaving, dyeing, printing, finishing, and packaging. It employs over 6,000 people and has a capacity of producing 30,000 pieces per day.
ACS Textiles manufactures a distinct range of products that give customers a wide variety to choose from. These include various kinds of bed sheets such as:
- Yarn Dyed
- Digital print
ACS Textiles has managed to develop a market in European countries such as Italy, France, and the UK. In 2008, they expanded their clientele to Australia and North America as well.
Address: ACS Textiles (Bangladesh) Ltd. Tellabs, Rupgonj Narayangonj
Where can I find other garment factories?
Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh are not as present on Alibaba.com or Globalsources.com, as their competitors in China and other countries in the region. However, there are other resources available for importers looking to import textiles from Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) provides free suppliers lists covering these categories:
- Yarn Manufacturing Spinning Mills
- Fabric Manufacturing Spinning Mills
- Textile Product Processing Mills
BTMA provides extensive information about supplier, including the following:
- Company name
- Managing director
- Office address
- Factory address
- Telephone, fax and email
- Main products
- Annual Production & Processing Capacity
As of today, more than 1450 suppliers are listed on the BTMA website.