Bangladesh will hold it’s the maiden Denimsandjeans Show Bangladesh in Dhaka from March 1-2, 2014 in association with Denim Expert. A number of key denim suppliers, who have already signed up for the show, will showcase their products to a select and invite only audience of denim buyers, designers, sourcing people etc. The products displayed by these companies will cover all the major trend areas currently prevalent in denim.
Eco sustainability and recycling aspects of the industry would be an important component of the show. The show will also have some of the best companies in the denim industry worldwide bringing their latest developments to the select audience of buyers who are individually being invited. As it is an invite only show, visitors wishing to join can connect with the buying, sourcing, designing and other related activities.
Denim is one of the most important woven denim apparel being manufactured in Bangladesh with a number of large and small factories as part of this group. In the initial years after the MFA phase out, Bangladesh’s main USP was its low price and attracted retailers looking for basic low priced jeans, shirts, children’s garments etc. However, the industry developed rapidly as skills improved, with large contributions from a number of expats employed from India, Turkey, Italy etc, leading many of the companies to evolve out of the basic levels and move on to higher levels of denim productions. This enabled them to cater to a number of highly quality conscious brands like G-Star, Uniqlo etc.
Most of the major world retailers and brands either have their own offices or use the over 300 buying offices located mainly in Dhaka, to source about $20 billion of apparel from Bangladesh. This concentration of buyers and manufacturers creates a microcosm of intense apparel related activity which has been multiplying in the last few years at a fast pace.