Speakers at the 15th Bangladesh Denim Expo emphasized the need to double denim exports to achieve the country's ambitious US$100 billion apparel export target by 2030.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi highlighted Bangladesh's strong position as the world's second-largest apparel exporter and its dominance in denim exports to the EU and USA, surpassing even China. He attributed this success, in part, to the Bangladesh Denim Expo's contributions.
Siddiqur Rahman, former president of BGMEA, underscored the significance of denim and denim-related products, accounting for about one-fourth of Bangladesh's total apparel exports. He expressed confidence in doubling denim exports by 2030, citing the country's advancements in workplace safety and sustainability, making it an attractive apparel sourcing destination.
Faruque Hassan, BGMEA president, emphasized Bangladesh's commitment to sustainability, with 200 green garment factories LEED certified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). He added that eight of the world's top 10 green factories are now located in Bangladesh.
The 15th Bangladesh Denim Expo, held in Dhaka, brought together industry leaders, manufacturers, and buyers to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the denim sector. The event showcased Bangladesh's capabilities and reaffirmed its position as a global denim manufacturing hub.