Abrar A Apu


This is Abrar Ahmed Apu, well-known as Triple A. I have been playing several roles in my professional life. As an specialist for textile-clothing  manufacturing and management, I have been teaching university students on Technical Textiles, Sustainable Textile Manufacturing Management, Textile Environment & Compliance, Fabric Manufacturing Technology, Application of Computer in Textiles, and Textile Global Investment & Trade.

As a Consultant and Expert for textile-clothing industries and business, I have been providing   practical  guidelines to industries on social compliance management, quality management system, environmental management system, energy management system, chain of custody and organic textile processing management.

As a Professional trainer, I have been involved in providing training as per need of the industries. such as awareness and intensive training on GOTS, OCS SA8000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, BSCI, SEDEX and WRAP.

Along with teaching. training and consultancy, I have been representing Institute for Market Ecology (IMO)’- a Swiss based the most experienced International Professional Certifier for inspection, certification and quality assurance of sustainably produced products worldwide, as Country Representative in Bangladesh.

Plus, I play role of ‘Technical Team Leader’ for Bangladesh Textile Today, mostly circulated monthly textile and clothing magazine in Bangladesh.

Previously, I worked for home textile manufacturer, composite knit garment producer, and for sourcing house which works for European and American buyers.

My basic education covers ‘Textile-Clothing Technology’ from Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh and higher education is in the same stream from Niederrhein University, Moenchengladbach, Germany. I completed MSc in Textile and Clothing with master’s thesis (Masterarbeit) for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in January 22, 2008. My supervising teachers were Prof. Dr. Herald Engels, Narrow Fabrics Boss; and Prof. Dr. Gerrit Heinemann, Chairman of Textile-Clothing Trade and Management Department of Niederrhein University. Prof. Dr. Marie-Louise Klotz, ex-Dean of Department of Textile and Clothing Technology of the university was mentor of the thesis work. This Thesis was accepted and published by German publishing house ‘VDM Verlag Dr. Müller’ world wide with book-titling ‘ Integrating Handloom-Weavers into Bangladeshi RMG Production Chain: Proposed Integrating Methods, Strategies, and Policies’. As Master’s student in Germany, I got opportunities to meet Textile-Clothing’s best educationists in the Europe, might be in the world and obtained important lessons in the same sector.  Opportunities to visit Frankfurt Techtextil exhibition several times and ITMA Munich 2007 were biggest windows to enter and understand Global Textile-Clothing scenario. Visiting neighbouring countries namely- Netherlands, Belgium, France and United Kingdom have also included global experiences in my life. Thanks to HS Niederrhein for creating such opportunities in my life.

I was interviewed by international research organisation based in UK, as ‘Textile-Garment Expert from Bangladesh’. My interview was used to prepare a report on Bangladesh Garment Value Chain by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries), an Agency of the Netherlands.

My deep interest is to work with concurrent issues on Textile and Clothing sector of Bangladesh and propose solutions from the market research. Some of my published articles/papers/books are:

GSP rationalization' could have been the alternative of suspension

Clothing Sector gets another death toll

Crumbling Clothing Industry, urgent actions needed

'Hartal' a curse for the Economy

Roles of Subcontracting in Textile & Clothing Sector in Bangladesh
Branding of Bangladeshi ‘Clothing’: Are We Ready?

Clothing Industry of Bangladesh: Sustainability Depends on Safety First
Sustainability: Where to begin?                       
Compliance in Textile & Clothing Sector in Bangladesh: difficulties in understanding and implementation
I want to be a Merchandiser!
Relocation of Clothing Industry of Dhaka a must to create Competitiveness and returning Normalcy in Dhaka

Understanding Characteristics of Textile Industry and Clothing Industry
GOTS Label: The Most Comprehensive Organic Label in Textile and Clothing Market

Potential of Technical Textiles in Bangladesh

Labor unrest in Clothing Industry: Reasons and Solutions

Organic Cotton Concept for Bangladesh
Reviving Bangladeshi Handloom Industry through Adoption and Diffusion Process
Integrating Handloom - Weavers into Bangladeshi RMG Production Chain

Bangladesh: Transforming into Global Clothing Sourcing Hub
Potential of Branded Menswear in Bangladesh
Applications of ICT in Textile & Clothing Sector
Bangladeshi Textile & Clothing (T&C) Sector and Its Possible Prospect
Social Responsibility - a must tool for welfare of root level laborers in Bangladeshi textile-clothing industry

Potential of Branded Menswear in Bangladesh

Qualification: MSc & BSc Engineering in Textile-Clothing (Germany)

Got trained: GOTS &OCS (LA),Basic & Adv SA8000, ISO 9001 (IA&LA), OHSAS 18001 (IA), GP & ISO 14001, ISO 5001, Safety Management, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for Farm Productivity and Sustainable Production

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Languages: Bangla, English, German,  
                      Hindi & Urdu

          Abrar Ahmed Apu
e-mail: mail@aaa-consultancy.net
cell: +8801718421625
skype id: abrarapu.com
          Mailing Address:
80/Ka Pisci Culture H/S (3nd Floor)
Shamoli, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

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