Two days long Denims and Jeans.com Expo is going on at Hotel Radisson in the city aiming at showing the denim sector strength of Bangladesh and wooing overseas buyers.
Twenty four companies from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, China and Brazil are participating in the exhibition to showcase their denim pants, fabrics and modern machinery.
The event to be ended on Wednesday (Oct16, 2014) will remain open only for invitees from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.
- E. Mr. Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, inaugurated the exhibition today (Wednesday). BGMEA President Md. Atiqul Islam, BKMEA President AKM Salim Osman, MP, and BTMA President Jahangir Alamin were present on the occasion as special guests.
Different brands, buying houses, apparel entrepreneurs, fashion professionals, stakeholders and companies related to technology, chemicals, piece dyes of the industry from Europe, USA, UK and several Asian countries are the invitees in the event.
Sandeep Agarwal, initiator of the show, said, “Bangladesh is the world’s second largest denim apparel manufacturing country after China. That’s why the country deserves such an event. ”
Recalling the first show which was held on March 2014, he said this event is an extension of the last event and brings all stakeholders together again.” He has been associated with denim industry for 20 years and the show is named after his denim website Denimsandjeans.com
Bangladesh has become the favorite destination of the globally reputed retailers and brands.
According to the Denimsandjeans.com website, Bangladesh exported about 74 million pieces of denim apparel to US and shipped around 140 million pieces of jeans to Europe in 2013.
The country was the largest exporter of men’s jeans to Europe in 2013 with 89 million pieces shipped around the world despite many odds compared to 65 million pieces exported by China in the same period.
Last year, exports of Bangladesh denim apparel surged by 11.48% to US and to EU by more than 19.65% compared to the same period a year earlier.