H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB is a Swedish multinational clothing-retail company, known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children.
During 3 Days H&M will host a “H&M” Dhaka Fashion Week” with a considered schedule including everything from high fashion related topics such as trend-seminars.
Innovation week is a yearly celebration where we bring people together. We make them conscious and encourage in an innovation of fashion.
“H&M has been present in Bangladesh for more than 32 years and has together with partners and stakeholders worked hard to continuously develop the fashion industry. We believe there are many opportunities ahead of us, and that´s why we decided to arrange the Dhaka Innovation Week with the theme “Producing the future”. This week will provide opportunities for discussions, sharing of ideas and together creating sustainable strategies for the future.”
As a long term buyer and partner to Bangladesh, H&M remains committed to the development of the industry and strives to be at the forefront through driving innovation and change in a sustainable way.
Together with our strategic partners and other stakeholders, we aim to elevate fashion produced in Bangladesh to new levels of complexity, quality and sustainability, which in combination with a continued pursuit of increased efficiency in all aspects of production, is how we believe that Bangladesh will continue to be a competitive and profitable market.
Why has H&M initiated the Dhaka Innovation Week?
Our vision is a Bangladesh RMG supply chain, internationally acclaimed as a role model for quality, efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability within the world of fashion and beyond.
Creating internal and external awareness of strategic industry challenges, driving innovation through inspiration and sharing and highlighting best practice is how we see us moving towards realizing this vision.
To experience a Bangladesh where our vendors will continue to invest in future will be key to business growth.
We have since some years been able to develop and purchase products which are far from the basic leverage assortment historically associated with Bangladesh garment industry .
To continue growth in an ever changing sourcing environment there are elements which will be critical to manage in Bangladesh.
I believe those are within the area of Innovation .Human capital capable of realizing future demand and relevant technology to drive Innovation and efficiency will have a positive impact on business growth.
To secure a future with a stronger integrated supply chain consisting of higher complexity components & materials will be important.
Looking forward spending time in Dhaka for this significant event !
“At H&M, our commitment to Sustainability is deeply anchored in our culture and we believe it is not only about taking responsibility but also part of the equation of being competitive, of our business idea and what customers expect from us.
Today, H&M is in a unique position where we have the chance to have size and scale to drive positive impact on a larger scale.
H&M New Sustainability Strategy is based on our brand vision to be the number 1 fashion destination and also defines in a sustainable way our business idea.
Our Sustainability Vision thus becomes Lead the Change toward Circular and Renewable Fashion while being a Fair & Equal company.
This build on three pillars, 100% Circular & Renewable, 100% Leading the change and 100% Fair & Equal.
We look forward to drive these three pillars with all our Business Partners and Stakeholders…”
“There is only one way forward for Bangladesh. That is to make Bangladesh a leading textile and garment manufacturing industry. By constantly improving efficiency, capability, conscious actions, fashion understanding, technical innovation and business execution. That’s good for the suppliers, good for the brands, good for the workers in the textile industry.
That is good for the country Bangladesh”
Bangladesh today is one of the most important strategic sourcing market for H&M and we have our long term commitment to continue our sustainable development in the country.
On the other hand, we all know that; world fashion sourcing map is in a circular cycle and new production countries are emerging with different strengths. For the sake of being competitive; offer larger volumes; deliver high fashion complex garments while securing balanced diversity between garment groups for H&M and its all brands for today and future, Dhaka Innovation Week will provide great platform to discuss, inspire, influence and strengthen the alliance between H&M and our Bangladeshi business partners and stakeholders.
It’s a great opportunity for all of us to show our commitment to Bangladesh Textile Industry Development to the world.
“Produce the future”
“I am really excited to see this event which will bring us to next level of fashion in Bangladesh garment manufacturing. We want to make a shift of Bangladesh from a traditionally low cost country of production to the next fashion destination.
Together with our business partners, we want to make a difference in our future. And the future in just on the doorstep.
Thank you for being with us and hope this event will help us to speed up our journey to brighter and more fashionable future.”
“Knitwear in Bangladesh is a complex and vertical supply chain where the possibilities are endless.
If we still want to be in the same position or even in better position in the industry, we need to keep developing the market.
There has a perception “Bangla is basic market” and we really believe that Supply Chain needs to overcome this challenge.
And product development, Innovation are the keys here that require lots of attention and potential investment.
I think, it’s a growing Supply Chain where the possibilities are endless because it’s vertical and the “personal level” of interest, involvement of people are amazing.
H&M as customer already have big presence in the Supply Chain and H&M believe in team work and partnership. A continuous process of supply chain development, H&M has arrange “Dhaka Fashion week” where we will work together and take the fashion, product development into the next level.
I wish a big success of the event.”
“We are Proud to Launch Dhaka Fashion week in Bangladesh as it gives a platform to all the people who believe that Creativity and Innovation is the FUTURE!Bangladesh is a country of Great Entrepreneurs who are visionary and want to move with the Fast Fashion World .H&M wants to be a part of building a New Bangladesh which is not only known for Basics but is able to do every Complex and Fashion product with Good Quality !Let’s inspire each other in this great event organized with Teamwork ,passion and Love.
EXCITING – Dhaka Fashion week will bring inspiration & diversity of thinking, approach and future journey in RMG sector.
Constant improvement in fashion and speed will take Bangladesh Good to Great. We dream Bangladesh to be The No.1 Choice of our customer to deliver Fast Fashion.
Our partners entrepreneur sprite, vision of product development and competence building will be the foundation of next generation Bangladesh in Textile Industry.
Your conscious action in fashion and process will add extra miles.
During 3 Days H&M will host a “H&M” Dhaka Fashion Week” with a considered schedule including everything from high fashion related topics such as trend-seminars, fabric & trim fairs & fashion catwalks to more supply chain innovation & technology development focused areas which would aim to strategically allow stronger fashion & higher complexities to be produced & delivered in Bangladesh.