It appears garment manufacturers are at last breathing a sigh of relief as work orders for apparel items from international retailers are coming back with the reopening of their stores in the European and American markets. The signs of recovery for the garment sector are also evident in the export figures of July when Bangladesh earned $3.24 billion from apparel shipment though the amount is 1.98 per cent lower than a year earlier. However, garment export receipts in July are 14.18 per cent higher than the monthly target of $2.84 billion. Of the total garment shipment, knitwear exports grew 4.30 per cent year-on-year to $1.75 billion while woven exports fell 8.43 per cent to $1.49 billion, according to data from the Export Promotion Bureau. Earnings from apparel shipment in April, May and June stood at $0.37 billion, $1.23 billion and $2.28 billion respectively.