Hera Sweaters Limited (HSL), a LEED Gold certified green sweater factory in Bangladesh, has launched the “Sustainable Sweater Design Contest 2021 (SSDC 21)”. The aim of the contest is to acknowledge the talent of emerging designers and encourage them on their way to higher sustainability and responsibility.
HSL is committed to sustainable production process, and believes in the principles of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”. The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. This is 400% more than the amount consumed just two decades ago. HSL strongly believes that to save the planet, people must commit themselves to sustainable and environment-conserving products and production processes. HSL’s commitment is manifested by several initiatives, such as: water recycle and reuse resulting in zero discharge, heat recovery to save energy, and production of electricity through solar panels.
The “SSDC 21” is an international competition which will be judged by an acclaimed panel of reputed designers comprising Ms. Bibi Russell (Bangladesh), Ms. Emma McClelland (UK), Ms. Aysen Bayram (UK) and Mr. Mohammad Iftekhar Rahman (Bangladesh). The last date of designs of Sustainable Sweater Design Contest 2021 is 20th February 2021. The Top 3 designers will get prize money of USD 1,000, USD 700 and USD 500 respectively. The 20 shortlisted designers will receive a Certificate of Merit, and an opportunity to showcase their designs through exhibitions.
On behalf of the BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT), we all Officers, faculty members and staff are deeply shocked at the sudden demise of Nazir Uddin Ahmed, father of Mr. Reaz-Bin-Mahmood, Founder Member of the board of trustees of BUFT on Sunday morning (January 17, 2021) in Dhaka (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un). We all express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family. May Allah SWT grant him Jannatul Firdous and also give Mr. Reaz-Bin-Mahmood and his family members enough strength to bear the irreparable loss.
On behalf of the BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT), we all Officers, faculty members and staff are deeply shocked at the sudden demise of Prof. Dr. Ekram Ali Shaikh, Dean, Faculty of Sciences (FSC) & Faculty of Apprel Studies (FAS) died today, 26th December 2020 at 2:00pm in Dhaka (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un). We all express our sincere condolence to the bereaved family. May Allah SWT grant him Jannatul Firdous.