BUFT students organize exhibition of jute goods

  • 6 months ago
  • Dr. Md. Hasan Ikbal

A two-day jute products exhibition concluded at the campus of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology on Tuesday. The exhibition was organized by the Department of Fashion Designing and Technology (Batch-172) with the support of the university.

The exhibition was inaugurated by the VC (acting) Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan on the first day and special guest was Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique (Founder Chairman, BOT) and touched its peak on Wednesday as a large number of people including students from all departments, faculties and officers and foreign visitors visited the exhibition. Special Foreign Guest was the State Minister of Trade, the Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

The objective of the exhibition was to preserve and promote jute products for sustainable environment and fashion style of the modern people. The exhibition also shown the features of jute products dying and printing.

At least 3000 beneficiaries have visited and talked about different areas of jute products with the organizers. As organizers said, jute is an eco-friendly and environmentally friendly fibre and the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton. There is a real demand for such fibre if we can have a common platform for the jute value chain that would ensure its reliability, quality and sustainability. They also claimed, jute has many inherent advantages like brilliant lustre, high tensile strength, low extensibility, moderate heat and fire resistance and long staple lengths. But now the jute of Bangladesh is passing its hard time and only we can overcome the problem by increasing use of jute products and diversified design efforts should be there to help the sector grow. Local production of jute seeds is also needed to reduce dependence on low quality imported seeds. They hope good days will come back for jute and jute products.

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