Tuesday, August 16

Day: August 29, 2014

Bangladesh’s apex group emerges as shoemaker to world
ENGLISH, Featured

Bangladesh’s apex group emerges as shoemaker to world

Bangladesh's apex group emerges as shoemaker to world This story appears in the September 8, 2014 issue of Forbes Asia Apex’s Nasim with his father Manzur Elahi. Photo taken from forbes.com News Desk: To see a different face of Bangladesh manufacturing, a country that has earned notoriety with its ready-made garment plants, one drives 25 miles north of Dhaka city to Gazipur district. Amid a predominantly industrial enclave of garment makers is a 24-acre site where 5,500 workers, mostly women, are busy stitching not clothes but a range of stylish leather shoes, reports forbes.com. This is the factory of Dhaka Stock Exchange-listed Apex Footwear, Bangladesh’s leading footwear exporter. It started manufacturing leather shoes more than two decades ago. Today it is among the largest shoemak...