Bangladesh has become a major sourcing hub for trendy denim products for international retailers for its competitive pricing.
“The response from international retailers has been so amazing that we are facing difficulties in getting hotel rooms for them during the denim fair next month,” said Mostafiz Uddin, managing director of Chittagong-based Denim Expert Ltd.
Hundreds of retailers, fashion designers, denim fabric makers will convene in Bangladesh to participate in the third edition of the Denim Expo, due to be held at Bashundhara International Convention City in Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, on November 11-12.
A total of 41 companies will showcase their products at the exposition, up from the previous edition’s 25, according to Mostafiz Uddin, the founder of the Denim Expo.
Of the participants, 27 are from abroad, from countries such as China, India, Pakistan, the US, Turkey, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Germany.
He said even five to six years ago, retailers did not know of Bangladesh’s potential in denim.
“But now they know. The amazing response from the international retailers is testimony to the progress the country has made in the denim sector.”