Bangladesh Textile Mills
Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) is the national trade organization representing Yarn, Fabric Manufacturers and Textile Product Processors mills in Bangladesh under private sector. It began its journey in 1983 with an initial membership of 22 mills with a specified list of objectives, first and foremost being the promotion and protection of the trade, commerce and manufacturers of Bangladesh in general and of the textile related trade in particular.
Currently BTMA has 810 members with 458 weaving mills, 222 spinning mills and 141 dyeing-printing-finishing mills. Over US $ 3.3 billion (2.50 billion euros) has been invested in these mills and about 3.50 million people are currently employed. BTMA fulfills 100 % of the domestic fabric and yarn requirement, 50% of the cotton woven fabric requirement of export oriented garments sub-sector and over 95% of the yarn and fabric requirement of export oriented knitwear sub-sector.