BANGLADESH: Apparel makers seek security for buyers
Apparel industry leaders in Bangladesh are calling on the government to ramp up security after a group of Spanish buyers was attacked.
The group, consisting of seven buyers from Spanish firm JHK Traders, was attacked on Saturday (23 November) as its cars passed through Merul-Badda in the capital Dhaka.
The buyers were travelling to knitwear factory Wisdom Attaires at Fatulla in Narayangonj to place orders for next year.
Mohammad Hatem, vice-president of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), told just-style that JHK Trader sources garments worth $40m a year from Bangladesh - but did not place any orders following the ordeal.
JHK sells T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, polar fleece, windbreakers and shirts, according to the company's website.
The BKMEA leader fears the incident will further tarnish the country's reputation.
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