The silk clothes shopping gained momentum on Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, as the clothing showrooms are seen buzzing with the silk buyers in the region famous for quality silk production.
Silk fabrics, woven and designed by local artisans, are on huge demand in the Eid markets of the city, with the affluent people rushing to the silk showrooms every day.
Saidur Rahman, showroom in-charge of Sapura Silk, said katoar shari of muslin is on the top of buyers’ choice, selling from Tk 3,500 to Tk 1, 50,000.
He said silk-made sharis, punjabees, three-pieces and children’s dresses were assembled at the showrooms.
Usha Silk has also brought a new design with stripe which is being sold at Tk 1,900 to Tk 6,500 per piece, sellers said.
Because of high demand of silk, factories in the BSCIC industrial estate are seen operating round the clock as the labourers are passing their sleepless nights to supply the market demand.
Nur Alam Bulbul, showroom in-charge of Usha Silk, said their sharies are being sold at Tk 1,150 to Tk 50,500 and the three-pieces priced at Tk 2,500 to Tk 75,500.
He said silk clothes business could be expected at around Tk 30-35 crore during the current Eid season