Our core business, Desh Garments, was founded in 1977 by Mr M. Noorul Quader. His trailblazing efforts established our company as a leader of 100% export-oriented RMG (ready-made garments) production in Bangladesh. Mr Quader spearheaded both the bonded warehouse and back-to-back letter of credit systems – now standard protocol of Bangladesh’s garments making trade. Desh Garments was established as a joint venture with Daewoo of South Korea. We were the first export-oriented RMG production house in Bangladesh – the largest, most modern garments maker on the subcontinent. We introduced modern techniques of apparel making technology to Bangladesh. In fact, we laid the foundation for Bangladesh’s export-oriented RMG industry – in terms of technology and human resources.
In 1978 we sent 130 of our employees and management to Daewoo’s innovative South Korea factory. There, staff learned about garments making practices and technology over six months of intensive training. These then-cutting-edge techniques were embraced and refined at our factory in Bangladesh. Desh Garments grew to become Bangladesh’s first public limited company in the garments production sector, despite bureaucratic and foreign exchange hurdles. We won the President's National Award. And the Grand Prix for Commercial Quality 1988 in Europe, for the highest export earnings for two consecutive years, with annual exports of 5 million pieces. Desh Garments was also Bangladesh's highest American and Canadian quota holder for several years. We’re an A-listed company, actively traded on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. We’ve earned an impeccable reputation in the industry for our consensus-based management approach and early adoption of a decentralised corporate management structure. As ready-made garments production evolves and international trade blossoms, we see a future well-dressed in possibilities.