Mayble & Frank Ltd, an export-oriented washing plant for denim and non-denim has begun its journey at Bhaluka in Bangladesh on 11 August. It is becoming one of the textile companies in Bangladesh that use eco-friendly Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP).
Figure: Eco-friendly washing plant opens in Bhaluka.
ETP is used to treat the industrial wastewater. The owner of the company said that “Its ETP is based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) gel, which creates bacteria to reduce water wastage during wastewater treatment. It is environment-friendly and cost-effective.”
While speaking at the opening ceremony of the company in Bhaluka on 11 August, Jacqui Gray, Head of sourcing of Cool Cat Asia Ltd, said that the green initiative of the company will be considered as excellent to our buyers.
Cool Cat Asia Ltd sources products from Arrival Fashion Ltd, the parent company of Mayble & Frank.
Set up in 1998 as a bottom cloth-maker, Arrival Fashion’s exports to Europe, Australia and Russia amounted to about $25 million last year.
Shafiqul Islam, Managing Director of Arrival Fashion, said, “The PVA gel-based ETP is more environment-friendly as it consumes fewer chemicals. Once the gel is created from beads, it lasts for 20 years. Initially it needs more investment, but in the long run, it is cost-effective.”
“We expect to earn $3 million in exports this year from Mayble & Frank and the new company will see a healthy growth in the coming years,” he continued.
Jacqui Gray further added that “The Company is producing its own energy which is a sustainable initiative for the company. It will not face the challenge of gas shortage and price hike.”
She concluded her speech by saying that the ETP of Mayble & Frank is a role model for the textile sector of Bangladesh.”