Over the years, Muslin was produced by the Great Britain, a few Middle Eastern producers, andmost recently, China. Over the last decade, China has almost single handedly taken over thecontrol of the worldwide production of Muslin. Today, China holds almost half the market shareof the Muslin market. Being a country of many competences, China has a number of competitiveadvantages in terms of the raw material: Cotton, manpower and the use of cost effectivetechnologies. If intent is such to enter the market, China will be the main and almost the entirecompetition in terms of producing high quality Muslin fabric ranges.
“Legend has it that the finest of muslin woven in Bangladesh is so soft and fine that an entire
garment can pass through a signet ring! The fabric had such a high standing internationally evenhundreds of years ago that it was believed to be used as shrouds for Egyptian Mummies.Apparently the best time to spin the yarn was in the early hours of the day or late afternoon,when the humidity and temperatures were just right. Most of the spinners were young nimblefingered girls with excellent vision, between the age of eighteen and thirty. These skilled artisans
came from certain families around Dhaka and had spun the yarn for generations”
- summarized inshort, the historical background of Muslin in Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest industries of our country, and as history suggest, it is the industry with the most expertise, whatever may be itskind.
GAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH MUSLIN
Along with the historic label, comes the technical advantage possible to acquire being aBangladeshi producer of Muslin:
Firstly, the abundance of cost effective labor. With the rise of our Textile and RMGindustry, it will be simple enough to gather up a skilled workforce, capable of usingmodern technology and human expertise, delivering a fabric of delight: Muslin.
Secondly, Bangladesh produces the best quality of cotton, the prime component of materializing the fabric. So, the main raw material of our production will be collectedlocally, without the major issue of importing from abroad, and most likely from our competitors. The right initiative to develop proper thread production facility will make it