Khulna tailors busy ahead of Eid

Published : 21 May 2019 01:49 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 04:08 PM

As Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, is approaching nearer, tailors of Khulna are now awfully busy making dresses of ladies, gents, youths, boys and girls for delivering their dresses before the Eid day.

It is learnt, proprietors of the shops are not taking order of making dresses of customers as they will not be able to deliver those before Eid. Most of the customers are disappointed to order their shirts, pants Panjabi and pajamas for Eid celebration.

The proprietors of well established tailoring shops told the Bangladesh Post that they have no sufficient workers and frequent load shedding is hampering their works.

Bidhu Sardar, proprietor of New Fops Tailors, said he had 35 workers for making dresses but at present 20 workers are working. They are working day and night to deliver all dresses before Eid.

Bidhu said, “On the occasion of holy Eid, a good number of man turn out to their favorite tailors to place their orders for sewing shirts and pants with good fitting. We are charging Tk 550 for sewing a pant and Tk 350 for sewing a shirt.” 

Mizanur Rahman, administrative officer of Khulna Zila Parishad, went to Redrose Tailors and asked the proprietor to make a full pant for him but he refused to make it.

On the other hand, readymade garments are ruling in men’s and kids’ collections as usual. But unstitched cloths still enjoy a high demand among women despite there are so many boutique and fashion houses offering readymade clothes.

Sadia Yasmin Runa, a mother of two from Haji Mohsin Road in the city said, “I usually buy unstitched clothes after first Ramadan to avoid the last–minute rush at both the fabric stores and tailoring shops. I did most of my shopping from Khulna Shopping Complex, Jalil Tower and Meena Bazar, Khulna unit.”

Fatima Tabassum, a student of Khulna University, has placed order in an embroidery house at Sir Iqbal Road’s shop and said, “I preferred embroidered Shalwar-Kameezes with the design of my choice to keep my outfit exclusive.” 

Initially most of the well established tailoring shops were taking stitching charge of Tk 250-350 per Kameez set, but with the Eid getting nearer they would go for a sharp hike of stitching charge.

While visiting factories of different tailoring shops at Dakbanglow and Railway Hawkers Market area in the city it was found that the workers were having very busy time in sewing, pressing and packaging garments.

Nikhil Ranjan Mitra, a young tailor, who works on subcontract at Railway Market, said that for last few days the work pressure is very high on the occasion of Eid. “We have to work from 10:00 am in the morning to till 1:30 am at night restlessly to meet the Eid demand of the customers,” he added. 

Another tailor named Esrafil Hossain said he has to sew at least five to six pants a day and for that he has to work for extra hours. “My target is to earn Tk 20,000 this month to go to my village. This is the peak season for us to earn some extra money, so we don’t mind working for extra time,” he added.