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Join us for an exciting webinar that will take you on a journey through the world of Fabraex – a budding Bangladeshi fashion brand with a fresh perspective on blending cultural heritage with contemporary style.

Founded by the visionary Fahim Khandkar and driven by the leadership of CEO Saklain bin Salim, Fabraex is a young startup on a mission to empower individuals to embrace their authentic identities through fashion. By harmoniously blending vibrant contemporary aesthetics with the timeless allure of cultural traditions, this brand is crafting a unique sartorial experience that resonates with the aspirations of the modern generation.

Bangladesh’s textile and clothing industry is a vital pillar of the nation’s economy, accounting for over 80% of its total exports. As the second-largest exporter of readymade garments in the world after China, the industry employs around 4.5 million people. The domestic market for fashion and lifestyle products in Bangladesh is similarly thriving, estimated to be worth around $5 billion. With the rise of e-commerce platforms and social media influencers, the fashion industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, presenting new opportunities and challenges for clothing brands.

In this webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insights into the remarkable journey of Fabraex, a startup that is exploring new opportunities of fashion in Bangladesh. Hear directly from the founders, Fahim Khandkar and Saklain bin Salim, as they share their design philosophy, the challenges they’ve faced, and their vision for the future.


Fabraex, where fashion meets tradition! As a lifestyle fashion startup, this brand is trying to bridge the gap between the vibrant energy of the young generation and the timeless allure of traditional lifestyles. The innovative designs blend contemporary trends with cultural heritage, offering a fresh perspective on fashion that resonates with today’s youth.

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Fahim Khandakar, Founder

Fahim Khandakar is the visionary founder of Fabraex, a Bangladeshi fashion brand startup that aims to lure the fashion industry with its unique fusion of cultural heritage and contemporary aesthetics. Driven by a desire to preserve and share this cultural legacy with the world, Fahim founded Fabraex with a mission to bridge the gap between the dynamic spirit of youth and the enduring charm of traditional lifestyles. Through Fabraex’s collections, he aspires to inspire individuals to celebrate their cultural roots while articulating their unique personal styles, thereby fostering a profound sense of pride and self-assurance.

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Saklain bin Salim, CEO

Saklain bin Salim’s leadership has been instrumental in the journey of Fabraex as a brand that blends contemporary aesthetics with the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh. As a young entrepreneur himself, Saklain understands the aspirations of the modern generation and their desire to express their authentic identities through fashion. His commitment to sustainability has also been a defining characteristic, resonating with fashion-conscious consumers who value responsible and ethical practices.

Moderated by:

Julia Charlton

Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce HK

Julia is the founding and managing partner of Charltons, an award winning Hong Kong corporate finance Hong Kong law firm. Julia is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and the BVI. She practises in the field of corporate finance, including M&A, private equity, securities, virtual assets and funds.

Julia is a member of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC)’s Global Advisory Council. She is also a member of several Hong Kong boards and committees, most notably The Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeals Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Julia is also a Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.