Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Third denim exposition began in the capital Tuesday aiming to attract global buyers through showcasing jeanswear and latest accessories.
Denim Expert Limited, a Bangladesh-Netherlands joint venture operating in the Chittagong-based Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone, is organising the two-day fair to popularise the denim products across the world.
More than 50 companies — 18 from Bangladesh and the rest from 14 other countries including Bangladesh USA, Japan, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, Turkey, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan are participating in the expo to showcase denim pants, fabrics and latest accessories.
The second denim expo held in the capital Dhaka on October 16, organised by the Denimsandjeans.com, an India-based news portal.
A total of 24 companies from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, China and Brazil were participated in the show.
The first edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo held at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel in Dhaka on March 1-2 this year. It was organized by the Denimsandjeans.com in association with the Denim Expert Limited.
A total of 25 companies including American & Efird (Bangladesh) Limited, Arvind Limited of India, Sri Lankan Brandix Textiles Limited, Pakistani Naveena Exports Limited, Candiani denim of Italy, Brazilian Vicunha, South China Bleaching & Dyeing Factory Limited and Japanese YKK took part in the first edition of denim expo.
Bangladesh is the world’s second largest producer of denim apparel after China, shipping more than 185 million pieces of denim wears across the globe and earning around US$ 600 million per year from denim exports.
Currently, there are 25 denim fabric manufacturers in Bangladesh, who meet about 40 per cent of the domestic demand and the remaining 60 per cent is imported from different countries including China, India and Pakistan.
Bangladeshi entrepreneurs supply denim to major retailers and brands, including H&M, Uniqlo, Levis, Nike, Tesco, Wrangler, s.Oliver, Hugo Boss, Puma, Primark, JC Penney, C&A, Tommy Hilfiger, Inditex, Walmart, M&S, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Gap, Channel and Dior and G-Star.
BBN/SSR/AD-12Nov14-8:46 am (BST)