Bangladesh Denim Expo held from November 8 to 9, highlighted the need for transparency within the entire denim supply chain to attract global buyers. More than 5,123 visitors and 1,015 companies from 51 countries took part in the expo, whose theme was ‘Transparency’ in this edition.
A total of 65 exhibitors from 12 countries including Bangladesh, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Spain and Hong Kong participated in the exhibition to showcase their denim pants, fabrics and modern machinery.
The expo was aimed at establishing a platform for denim stakeholders and making Bangladesh a one stop sourcing platform for the denim industry. The goal was to improve the image of the country’s denim and apparel industry, to have made in Bangladesh stand for excellence, increase cooperation and knowledge sharing and a collaborative approach that is able to highlight best practices and potentialities to make denim more and more transparent. Additionally local manufacturers benefit from the latest trends in the denim business across the world through such expos. The country’s high end denim products are attracting buyers particularly from the European Union and the United States. Currently, Bangladesh has 32 denim mills with a total annual production capacity of about 443 million meters.