Esrat Jahan Chowdhury, Director at Bangladesh Jute Goods Exporter’s Association and Operator and Founder of TULiKA is a dynamic and visionary lady entrepreneur who is relentlessly functioning for the improvement of our Bangladesh’s Jute sector,

Not too long ago Team Textile Target had a conversation with Esrat Jahan Chowdhury. She shared her journey with Jute sector and future prepare for this business.


Textile Concentration: What inspired you to be part of in the Jute sector and how you organized you to run a huge business enterprise?

Esrat Jahan Chowdhury: I have always been fascinated in business considering that faculty lifestyle. And I’m a really impartial individual. When I made a decision to quit my occupation, I would decide on company as my profession for the relaxation of my lifetime, the to start with considered that arrived to my brain was to promote my country’s products and solutions to persons from other countries.

So I commenced wanting for a products that is in terrific demand in international marketplaces. Then I identified out Jute. I did not have a great deal practical experience in jute. So I go to diverse associations for education. I talk to numerous traders who function with jute. I went to different general public and non-public jute mills.

We put together ourselves in the way we need to do business enterprise. We operate on how to uncover the purchaser. My 1st job begun with export. Later on I set up the manufacturing unit in a couple days. At very first I started off with compact orders but now I am completely ready for large orders.

Textile Aim:  How do you want to lead at BJGEA as elected director in the tough time of marketplace?

Esrat Jahan Chowdhury: BJGEA is one particular of the oldest associations in our place. For 50 years, the members of this association have been proudly exporting jute solutions to the globe industry. Member of this affiliation are the exporters of conventional jute merchandise as effectively as exporters of diversified goods.

As a female director, I was the first to stroll with this association. Despite the fact that jute was as soon as the principal funds crop in the country, now the sector for jute has turn out to be unstable. As a classic, previous affiliation, we will try our finest to bring again the glory of jute.

Little jute entrepreneurs are in dire straits. The federal government, nonetheless, offers a 20 for each cent incentive on exports of diversified items. But compact business owners are not in a position to get it. My major demand from customers is that all the smaller business people associated in jute in this nation must get twenty p.c incentive by way of Jute Merchandise Exporters Affiliation. With all the tiny business people, we can grow the export industry, the compact kinds really should not be neglected and we will perform a more robust part in providing genuine possibilities to the traders.

Textile Emphasis: What is your future strategy and how you want to contribute additional to the sector?

Esrat Jahan Chowdhury: My firm title is Tulika. I want to build my firm as a top brand of handicraft and jute solutions in the domestic market place as very well as overseas. I want to have showrooms in every single divisional city of the state. And I want to have companions outside the nation so that my country’s products and solutions can be shown in international showrooms.


I also have numerous programs and goals for ladies entrepreneurs. Which I want to put into action. There is a terrific need to perform with grassroots females. They are like sitting down at house they can arrange to make. And we will function on a huge scale so that we can deliver their skillful work to the globe industry. I want to boost exports tremendously, so that more gals are inspired to come and see me. If you work with the ideal morale, success comes when the goal is set. He requires to think in himself, belief in God and maintain functioning. Obstructions arrive in life, it is a section of lifestyle. We have to move forward by conquering road blocks.