A two-day denim expo began at International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka on Wednesday amid highlighting the need for transparency within the entire denim supply chain.
The 7th Denim Expo has been organised to show the strength of denim sector in Bangladesh towards the overseas buyers and to illustrate the progress the country has already made regarding transparency.
65 exhibitors from 12 countries including Bangladesh, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam, India, Pakistan and Hong Kong are participating in the exhibition to showcase their denim pants, fabrics and modern machinery.
The event remains open for invitees from 10:00am to 7:30pm.
Among the panellists spoke at the seminars, Fashion Revolution founder Carry Somers said that transparency became mandatory for the fashion industry as customers now want to know who made their clothes, especially after the Rana Plaza calamity.
She also urged the companies to begin recycling the clothes as huge amount of clothes across the world are found in the bin.
‘Buy less, care more,’ she said. ‘The more we love and take care of our clothes, the longer they last.’
One of the exhibitor Arvind Mathur, chief executive director Raymond UCO said as denim became one of the key areas of apparel sector that increasing its contribution at the economy with a lot of ambitious from the foreign countries, the government needs to support more in the industry including easing import and export procedure at the port.
Another participant Bencheikh Sami, sales manager of Sharasati Denim said there is no alternative for Bangladesh in the denim industry for the lower cost of labour and high production capacity. He also requested the government to broaden the transportation systems.
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