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Denim expo to begin in city Nov 05

FE REPORT | October 27, 2019 00:00:00

A two-day Bangladesh Denim Expo (BDE) will begin in the city on November 05, focusing on driving the country's denim industry towards to the direction of responsibility.

The 11th edition of the fair that aimed to promote locally made denim goods will be addressing the level of social, environmental and economic responsibility the apparel industry holds to ensure that the products are produced in the most ethical, environmentally friendly and sustainable manner, according to a statement.

Swedish retailer H&M, one of the largest buyer of locally made readymade garment (RMG) industry, is collaborating with BDE to be held at the International Convention City, Bashundhara in the city.

"Every stakeholders involved in denim industry have a degree of responsibility. Responsibility is about environment, climate

change, circularity, sourcing and working conditions," founder and chief executive officer of BDE Mostafiz Uddin said in the statement.

So being responsible and accountable to the earth and workers, it is the duty of all stakeholders in the apparel industry to acknowledge the responsibility and to analyse their business practices, for the benefit of all, he added.

The Expo's objective is to showcase Bangladesh's growth potential in the denim industry where stakeholders of the industry can share experiences on latest trend of fashions and technological innovation.

A total of 100 exhibitors from 11 countries, including host Bangladesh, china, Japan, Italy, India, Singapore, Brazil, Spain, Pakistan, Turkey and Germany will take part.

In sharing knowledge and to learn from the global experts, two panel discussions will be held at the expo where industry stakeholders from home and abroad will discuss and debate the role of the industry's responsibility.

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