Bangladesh’s garment industry started the journey in the decade of sixties. However, the development of this industry continued to develop as export sector to the end of the decade of the seventies. Currently it is the largest export-oriented industry in Bangladesh. Now most of the people in Bangladesh are becoming fashionable. Because all the fashion house designers in Bangladesh are constantly giving new designs to the customers. Customers are also interested in buying the products of the fashion house after seeing various captivating designs. The scope of the local fashion industry of Bangladesh is gradually increasing. In order to meet the demand of fashionable people of Bangladesh, there are numerous clothing brands or fashion/boutique houses. New domestic brands are coming keeping in mind the huge market of 160 million people. This number is growing at a promising rate. In keeping pace with the times, some fashion houses have been established keeping in view the issues of sophisticated design and quality which have now become the leading fashion brands in Bangladesh. Today in this article we will discuss about the top 10 clothing brands of Bangladesh Aarang, Cats Eye, Richman, Yellow, Ecstasy, Rang Bangladesh, Kay Kraft, Dorjibari, Anjan’s, Bibiana.
List of Top 10 Clothing Brands in Bangladesh
Aarong is an independent cooperative Organization. BRAC director Fazle Hasan Abed established Aarong on 18 December 1978. There are 21 branches of Aarong in 8 cities of Bangladesh including Dhaka, Chittagong. Aarong always emphasizes innovation which creates opportunities to lift the poor out of poverty. Aarong is at the top of everyone’s choice today to ensure the quality of the fabric as well as the production of local products.
At a glance of Aarong:
|Branches||21 branches in 8 cities|
|Product types||Traditional or western wearer, Kurti, Fotua, Panjabi-pajama, Lungi Shirt, Kids Wear, Bag, Handicraft, Saree, Salwar-Kamiz, Scarf, Dupatta, Ceramic, Jewellery, Fabric, Non-textile craft,Tops, Gift Set, Frock, Wedding dress, Newborn baby Set, Shoes, Gold, Silver, Pearl, wooden and other ornaments, Handicraft, Household accessories, Kantha, Nokshi Katha, Gift Items, Antic items, Leather goods etc.|
|Address||Aarong centre, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka|
2. Cats Eye
Cats Eye is the superintendence of two clothing companies called Monsoon Rain and Unlimited. In 1980, Saeed Siddiqui Rumi and Ashrafun Siddiqui Dora founded Cats Eye. Cats Eye began their journey in the form of a small shop in Green Super Market. It is one of the popular fashion company in Bangladesh. Their mission is to create a style statement that suits the discerning individual.
At a glance of Cats Eye:
|Founder||Saeed Siddiqui Rumi and Ashrafun Siddiqui Dora|
|Product types||Shirts, pants, shoes, jackets, ties, belts, wallets, caps, casual and formal dresses, women’s wear and accessories for girls.|
|Address||54, New Elephant Road, Minita Plaza|
6th Floor, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh.
Richman is a brand specially designed for men. Lubnan Trade Consortium Ltd is the mother company of Richman. It is one of the top fashion houses in Bangladesh and popular for men’s fashion. For a long time, they have been helping men in various ways in terms of fashion.
At a glance of Richman:
|Founder||Mr. Mohammad Junaid|
|Product types||Shirt, t-shirt, polo shirt, pant, formal pant, casual pant, denim pant, blazer, accessories etc are the trending products.|
|Address||Lubnan Trade Consortium Ltd. Homestead Gulshan Link Tower, TA – 99, Gulshan Badda link road, Dhaka-1212|
Yellow is a unique name among the clothing brands of Bangladesh. This brand is very popular especially among the younger generation. It is one of the largest clothing fashion brands which is a branch of Beximco Textile Industry. In just 16 years, Yellow has a total of 19 branches in Bangladesh , including Pakistan. There are a total of 15 branches in Bangladesh and 4 in Pakistan. Among these, Bashundhara City Complex, Jamuna Future Park and Chittagong have the largest branches of Yellow. There are also online facilities.
At a glance of Yellow:
|Founder||Salman F Rahman|
|Product types||Punjabi, casual shirts, jeans, t-shirts, fatwa, pajamas, polo shirts, coats, tops, salwar kameez, palazzo.Also available are perfumes and scented waxes for men and women.|
|Address||Beximco Industrial Park, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
Ecstasy is a famous Bangladeshi fashion house. Compared to other fashion houses, it has taken place in people’s mind very quickly. The design of its clothing and accessories is very popular among the youth of Bangladesh. From its humble beginnings as a single store chain in 1997, Ecstasy has quickly become one of the nation’s largest fashion retailers. Ecstasy lifestyle store offers exclusive and trendy merchandise.
At a glance of Ecstasy:
|Product types||Men’s, Women’s Apparel & Accessories|
|Address||Banani Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh|
6. Rang Bangladesh
Rang, country’s one of the top fashion houses, finally got split into two entities as two partners of the house parted their ways. Fashion designer Biplab Saha and his partner Soumik Das, two partners of the house, reached an agreement at the end of last year on winding up their partnership. Thus, after 21 years of its existence, Rang has been split into ‘Bishwo Rang’ and ‘Rang Bangladesh.’ Now Mr Saha is the owner of the ‘Bishwo Rang’ and Soumik Das is the owner of the ‘Rang Bangladesh’. Rang Bangladesh had come from Rang. Rang Bangladesh is continuing its legacy of 24 years. The sub-brands of Rang Bangladesh are West Rang, the Tribute, and My Bangladesh. Their main motto is to make visible our traditional heritage by colorful painting on clothing.
At a glance of Rang Bangladesh:
|Product types||Shalwar, Kameez, Saree, Tops, T-Shirt, Fatua, Panjabi, pajama, Kurta, Handicraft, showpiece, household accessories, Nokshi Katha etc.|
|Address||Shoilo Nibas Hossain Ahmed Road, Block-2 Police Line, Narayangonj-1400 Dhaka, Bangladesh.|
7. Kay Kraft
Kay Kraft is a leading brand in the fashion industry of Bangladesh. It is a retailer and wholesaler of Bangladeshi Fashion Wear for Women, Men, and Kids. Kay Kraft makes product for fashion-conscious youngsters, especially those who prefer traditional indigenous culture.
Kay Kraft is a fashion design house that specialized in fashion apparel, fashion accessories, home textiles, handicrafts and weaving based products in Bangladesh. As a result, the brand is more popular among the younger generation, upper middle class, middle class and students.
At a glance of Kay Kraft:
|Founder||Khalid Mahmood and Shahnaz Khan|
|Product types||Saree, Salwar Kamiz , Scarf, Tops, Fotua, Panjabi, Shirt, Kids Wear, accessories etc.|
|Address||1Kamiz rth Adabar, Shaymoly, Dhaka|
‘Darjibari’ sets new trends with predominance of Eastern and Western cultures. It has become a popular place for supplying textiles targeting the preferences of the youth and adolescents. Darjibari is always alert and aware of their customers. They even try to bring new changes in their garment industry by accepting various suggestions from the customers about their own products. The brand believes that by fulfilling the demands of the customers through adequate cooperation, they are gradually moving to the top.
At a glance of Dorjibari:
|Founder||Md. Fazlur Rahman|
|Product types||Shirt, pant, Saree, Salwar Kamiz, Scarf, Kurti, Fotua, Panjabi, Shirt, formal/executive shirt, casual shirt, D-Polo, T-shirt, Panjabi, fothua, koti, coat-blazer-suit, jacket, denim/formal/ gabardine pant, Kids Wear, Foot wear, Bag, Handicraft, trouser & men’s accessories etc|
|Address||4/1, Simson Road, (5-6th floor), Ambia Tower, Shaddar Ghat, Dhaka-1100.|
Anjan’s is one of the leading fashion and lifestyle brand in Bangladesh. Anjan’s designs, quality and official work such as paper tasks are controlled from the Siddeswari branch office. Anjan’s always tries to give the importance on quality of product, design and customer service.
At a glance of Anjan’s:
|Product types||Saree, Salwar-Kameez, Kurti, Panjabi, Fotua, Shirt, Kid’s Wear, Handicraft, Hometex, etc.|
|Address||Malibagh Chowdhury Para, Khan Villa, Dhaka|
Bibiana Fashion House’s journey began with an attempt to highlight local culture through clothing. Since its inception in November 2001, Bibiana has established itself among the top local ethnic fashion boutiques. This fashion house is one of the leading fashion brands in Bangladesh today. Bibiana attaches equal importance to the quality of the fabric as well as the raw material and design of the fabric. They are also committed to giving fair prices to the artisans.
At a glance of Bibiana:
|Product types||Traditional clothing for men, women and children|
|Address||Dhanmondi, Road No-5, House No-6, Ground Floor (Near Central Hospital), Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1205, Bangladesh|
- Websites of each clothing brands.
Author of this Article:
Shamima Akter Riya
Textile Engineering College, Noakhali
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