Denim expo set for Oct 15-16
The second phase of the first Denimsandjeans Expo will be held at Radisson Hotel in Dhaka on October 15-16, organisers said in a statement yesterday.
The expo will focus on industry growth and attracting buyers toward Bangladesh for quality jeans and related apparel. Its first phase was held in March, it said.
“Bangladesh is the second largest denim apparel manufacturing country in the world and China is in the first position. This is the reason behind planning to hold a denim event here for the last few years and the first show materialised in March,” said Sandeep Agarwal, the founder of the Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh show.
“Our second event shall be an extension of the last event and we hope to bring in some of the best in the denim industry together again,” he said.
Bangladesh exported about 74 million pieces of denim apparel to the US market in 2013 and around 140 million pieces of jeans to Europe, according to Denimsandjeans.com.
The country was also the largest exporter of men's jeans to Europe in 2013 with 89 million pieces compared to 65 million from China, it said.
Denim apparel exports from Bangladesh surged 11.48 percent to America in 2013 over 2012 and to EU by over 19.65 percent in the same period.