The ongoing annual Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt saw Bangladesh companies in good numbers who received a positive response from international retailers. The fair that started on January 10 will end today (Jan 13th). A total of 23 home textile companies from Bangladesh are participating in the four-day fair. Messe Frankfurt, one of the largest trade fair companies in the world, has been organising the event since 1971.
Rashed Mosharraf, GM-Marketing at Zaber & Zubair Fabrics, a concern of Noman Group said the response from buyers is positive. Most of the company’s old customers in the EU visited the stall. And, the interest this year has been higher than last year, he added. Mosharraf said the EU was the company’s largest market and 70 per cent of the company's export receipts come from the region. Zaber & Zubair exports $16 million worth of home textile in a month. Almost all Bangladeshi participants echoed similar views about overwhelming response from retailers in Germany, the second largest export destination for Bangladesh after the US.