American imports of suits from January 2022 to September 2022 grew by 105 per cent.
Of total suit imports, US imports from China grew by 158 per cent year on year. Suit imports from Vietnam and Indonesia grew by 148 per cent and 216 per cent. Suit imports from India grew by 93 per cent. And imports from Bangladesh grew by 142 per cent.
All through the pandemic and afterwards, suit was the product category that took most of the beating in apparel markets as people were staying at home and weren’t spending much on formalwear.However, the situation isn’t gloomy anymore for suit manufacturers. Bangladesh has ventured into suits and blazers. The country has been exporting winter wear to the developed world for around 30 years. Eighty per cent of the products made by the country's export-oriented apparel factories were for long limited to some traditional items like blankets and sweaters generally made of cotton.
Germany tops the countries that import large volumes of winter clothes from Bangladesh. Others are Europe, the US and Australia.Suits and blazers occupy a major slot in this list. They are viewed by manufacturers as highly promising value-added products. Apart from the traditional readymade garment sector, specialised tailoring houses are now engaged in making suits and blazers for export destinations.
By Fashionating World