The Ready-Made Garments (RMG) industry contributes to the Bangladesh economy in a distinctive manner. The last 20 years witnessed unparalleled growth in this sector, which is also the largest exporting industry in Bangladesh. It has attained a high profile in terms of foreign exchange earnings, exports, industrialization and contribution to GDP within a short span of time. The industry plays a significant role in terms of employment generation. Nearly two million workers are directly and more than ten million inhabitants are indirectly associated with the industry. In addition to its economic contribution, the expansion of RMG industry has caused noticeable changes by bringing more than 1.12 million women into the workforce. Hence it is quite apparent that this sector has played a massive role in the economic development of the country.

You have the chance to work as a pattern designer in the fashion industry. You will often have the responsibility for the fitting of the product and for the communication of this to international business partners. The global nature of the fashion business requires constant communication with suppliers, manufacturers and customers all over the United States and the world. Most fashion designers travel several times a year to trade and fashion shows in order to learn about the latest fashion trends. Designers also may travel frequently to meet with fabric and materials suppliers and with manufacturers who produce the final apparel products. The pattern designer evaluates the sketches of the fashion designer in order to determine the advisable methods of manufacturing. Besides, the pattern designer makes sure the fitting lives up to the expectations of the target group as well as mathching the indentity and price level of the brand. So I welcome our next generation to think about the fature and make them acquainted with Fashion Design. We offer B.Sc (Hon’s) programs on Apparel Manufacture & Technology, Knitwear Manufacture & Technology and Fashion Design & Technology under National University. The professional diploma programs, Certificates courses and Short Courses on different area or different field of RMG sector are designed by MSB Institute of Fashion Design & Technology (MIFT) to produce thechnically skilled professionals to face the future challenges of our garment industry.

Engr. Zaheed Husain
B.Sc. Engr. (BUET)

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