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bangladesh denim expo 2015

11 th &12 th nove m b e r

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

c i t y BASH U NDHA R A dhaka

bangladesh


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A SUCCESSFUL THIRD EDITION ! For two inspiring days, the latest Bangladesh Denim Expo in Dhaka proved its growing importance as one of the leading denim shows on the global denim agenda.

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ith the last edition of the Bangladesh Denim Expo, held from November 11 to 12 at the new location of the INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CITY BASHUNDHARA in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the show impressed with a wide

variety of exhibitors and a multitude of events. 2.280 visitors from 44 countries visited the international sourcing and business platform, which once again was accompanied by an extensive seminar program focusing on sustainability in the denim supply chain. Many officials from politics and textile institutions joined the show and thereby supported its focus on social and ecological issues in denim production. Both, visitors and exhibitors praised the straightforward concept of the show alongside with its new location and design and its unique trade show identity. As a result, the Bangladesh Denim Expo has most certainly become a fixture on the international denim calendar !


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« THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS, VISITORS, BUYERS, INDUSTRY AND DENIM EXPERTS MADE THIS SHOW A TRUE SUCCESS »

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THANK YOU ALL MY DENIM FRIENDS ! "THE FANTASTIC DAYS OF THE THIRD EDITION OF BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO ARE OVER NOW AND IT WAS SUCH A BIG SUCCESS. THANKS TO YOU ALL ! MY TEAM AND me HAD WORKED WITH OUR PARTNERS TO MAKE SURE THAT BANGLADESH HOSTS A TRADE-SHOW WITH INTERNATIONAL RELEVANCE.

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E HAD THE CHANCE TO WELCOME MANY DENIM-FRIENDS AND PARTNERS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD. ALL JOINED US IN THE NEW AND LARGE VENUE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CITY BASHUNDHARA.

THIS SEASON, THE CREDO OF BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO, WAS SUSTAINABLE DENIM. • HOW TO UNDERSTAND SUSTAINABILITY IN DENIM ? • HOW TO ADDRESS THE FULL TREND ? • HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS IMPROVE ? MANY OF THE ANSWERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN HERE AT THE EXPO DURING SEMINARS AND THANKS TO ALL OUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS. PLEASE ENJOY THE FOLLOWING PAGES, WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A vast IDEA OF THE LATEST SHOW." WITH THANKS,

Mr. Mostafiz Uddin

Founder & CEO of Bangladesh Denim Expo, Managing Director, Denim Expert Ltd.


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INTERNATIONAL denim BUSINESS Bangladesh Denim Expo combined a relaxed business atmosphere with exciting new trends.

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usiness is made by people! The entire concept of the BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO is aimed to fulLfil the needs of the international denim community. Besides offering the opportunity to find new products and get an overview of new

developments, the show facilitated meeting with business partners in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere.


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business lounge


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More visitors The number of international visitors coming to the Bangladesh Denim Expo has once again increased.

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ith its premiere in the light-flooded new

INTERNATIONAL

CONVENTION

CITY

BASHUNDHARA in Dhaka, the trade show

opened the next chapter in its international success story. Being just the third edition, the show attracted 2.280 international visitors from 44 countries and 851 companies. In comparison to the last show in May 2015, the number of visitors grew by 9 %. Most foreign visitors came from France, Spain, Germany and Turkey. With 33 %, the majority of all visitors were buyers, followed by denim garments manufacturers (22 %) and brands and retailers (17 %). They all praised the selection of exhibitors as well as the inspiring working atmosphere.

INTERNATIONAL DENIM EXHIBITORS The variety of exhibitors at the BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO represented the entire denim supply chain.

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or buyers looking for cutting-edge products, a selection of 39 exhibitors from the whole supply chain of denim production presented their wares - from garment manufacturers to denim mills and laundries over

accessory suppliers to the machinery and fiber industry. Thus new denim trends

were showcased alongside new textile applications and innovative technologies. Many of them originated in Bangladesh, but there were also exhibitors from countries like Pakistan, Turkey, India, Japan, USA and Germany. Furthermore the Japanese premium denim manufacturer Kuroki debuted at the show. All exhibitors signalled a very positive development in terms of visitor profiles.


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NEW INTERIOR AND BOOTH DESIGN

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The new location at the INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CITY BASHUNDHARA in Dhaka also channeled a completely new show design ith its debut in the new location at the INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CITY BASHUNDHARA in Dhaka, the BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO took advantage of the light-flooded, spacious atmosphere of the new hall. The new booth

concept with its focus on an open and stimulating design and the clear structure of the hall was praised by exhibitors and visitors alike. Additionally, trend zones offered a comprehensive overview of new developments and latest trends in denim design. The highlights also included the new business lounge with its handmade roof out of bamboo plants.


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trend zone LOCATED AT THE ENTRY OF THE SHOW, THE TREND-ZONE AREA ALLOWED VISITORS TO DEEP-DIVE INTO THE SUSTAINABILITY IN TRENDS AND DESIGNS.

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trend HIGHLIGHTS THE NOVEMBER SESSION REFLECTED THE INTERNATIONAL TREND-RELEVANCE OF BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO FROM WONDERFUL ROSE COPPER ZIPPERS FROM "YKK", NOVELTY AUTOMATIC MACHINES FROM "JUKI", GREAT GARMENT DYING AT "PADDOCK'S", TO SUPERSOFT PEACHFINISHES AT "DENIM CO." & "EXPERIENCE GROUP". FABRIC BLENDS WITH LINEN & MODAL WERE KEY AT "SQUARE DENIM" & "SMART JEANS", "W DENIM" & "MAHMUd". AND WHAT CATCHED OUR ATTENTION MOST, WERE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES OF THIS SEASONS DENIM TREND-HIGHLIGHTS. • FANCY WEAVES AND SPORTY KNIT-DENIM FABRICS • ORGANIC FIBRES AND ARTISAN WEAVES • SUPERSTRETCH FABRICS IN MID AND LIGHT CASTS

BOLD HERRINGBONE WEAVE The japanese premium mill featured a bold herringbone fabric with indigo in weave and weft. By Kuroki Co.LTD.

MODERN day "BORO" Contemporary "Boro" inspirations featured in products from the "Waven" brand. Giza wool and vegetable indigo. By Nassa Taipei Denim


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photoprinted edges This novelty leather patch features full photoprint foil & printed edges. By Landes Global

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organic nappy twill A 10oz beauty, dyed with natural deep & dark indigo on a "nappy" organic twill. By Raymond UCO Denim PVT. LTD.

OVERDYED DOBBY-WEAVE YARN DYED KNIT DENIMS Available with custom made colours, these stripes are on the inside of a double weave. By Malwa Industries LTD.

Great feedback from european customers were given on this comfort stretch. By Diamond Denim.


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5oz knit denim

Even vintage washes

A superlight 5oz "Jacquard" weave. By Amber Denim LTD.

Subtle blue "handsew" repair on evenly washed grey denim By Denim Expert LTD.

Liquid indigo Liquid indigo is more sustainable then powder. This "indigo coat" liquid is made specially for mid-casts. By Dystar Singapore PTE. LTD.

THERMOLITE SPANDEX Thanks to it's thermo-lite treatment this knit-denim helps controlling body temperature . By Envoy Textiles LTD.

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S-TWILL KNIT DENIM The fruit of a new loom, this "sumum" S-twill stretch knitdenim10oz Cotton/T400 By Rajby Textiles

anti-bacteria bio-shield This Bright "fashion blue" remains bright/intense even after bleach and features a bio shield from BROMU /DYSTAR GERMANY By Naveena Exports LTD. Karachi

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- 80% of water consumption Sustainable "advanced denim"thanks to archroma chemicals. By Yogotex fabrics compagnie LTD.

super softness This Co/ Lyo/T400/EL Superstretch features a marvelous short & thin slub thread, providing the right trend-relevance. By Argon Denim LTD.


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SEMINAR PROGRAM As part of the trade show, a comprehensive seminar program focused on sustainability in the denim supply chain.

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uring the 2 days of the event, a wide range of top-class seminars on sustainability issues was staged. Recognized speakers from different areas of the denim supply chain presented new ideas, fabrics, products and

technologies. How to include sustainability in denim design was the topic of denim

designer Tilmann Wröbel from the Paris design agency Monsieur-T. Additionally, officials from politics and textile institutions from Bangladesh, France, Spain and Germany shared their thoughts about new methods for a sustainable denim production. Mostafiz Uddin, founder of the BANGLADESH DENIM EXPO, also raised questions like : “How can we reach a sustainable growth? And what is a sustainable trend?”


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moderator: Md. Mostafiz Uddin Founder & CEO, Bangladesh Denim Expo, Managing Director, Denim Expert Limited

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panel discussion " Building Leaders for Sustained Growth "

Mr. Mostafiz Uddin, Mr. Ishtiaq Alam, Mr. Roger Hubert, Mr. Shams Mahmud, Mr. Syed M. Tanvir and Mr. Andrew Olah.


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panel discussion " Building Leaders for Sustained Growth "

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special presentation

« My denim inspiration » by Amy Leverton, Denim Dudes

Denim consultant Amy Leverton presented her book "Denim Dudes" and a sneak preview on her upcoming book "Denim Dudettes".

the Embassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


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seminar 1

Branding through green denim Environmental sustainability

key note speaker: Ms.Nishat Chowdhury, Deputy Program Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC) moderator: Mr. David Hasanat, Chairman & CEO, Viyellatex Group. Panelists: Mr. Kazy Mohammad Iqbal Hossain, Sr. Environmental chemist, Asian subcontinent, C&A Sourcing International Ltd. Ms. Amy Leverton, Denim trend consultant and author of Denim Dudes. H.E. Ms Leoni Cuelenaere, Honorable Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mr. Kris Dumon, Trend & Insights Specialist, Co-founder, Tales of Blue

seminar 2

Safe and responsible SUpply chain key note speaker: Mr. Tuomo Poutiainen, Programme Manager, RMG sector, ILO. moderator Mr. Md. Atiqul Islam, Immediate past President, BGMEA & Managing Director, Islam Garments Ltd. Panelists: Mr. Avedis H. Seferian, President & CEO, WRAP Mr. Abrar A. Anwar, Country chief executive officer, Standard chartered bank Bangladesh Mr. Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO, Sourcing journal, Rivet, Vamp Dr. Jochen Weikert, Programme coordinator, GIZ PSES Se m i nar partn e rs:


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seminar 3

Innovating Sustainable Denim

for New Generation Market key note speaker: Mr. Tilmann Wrobel, Creative Director/ CEO, Monsieur-T. moderator: Mr. Faruque Hassan, Sr.Vice President BGMEA & Member board of Trustee, BUFT Panelists: Mr. Anwar Ul Alam Chowdhury (Parvez), Managing Director. Evience Group, Former President (BGMEA). Mr. Ben Fokkema, Founder of Amsterdenim. Mr. Dirk Lehmann, Publishing Director, Sportswear International. Mr. Javier C. Santonja-Olcina Country Head, Benetton (United colors of Benetton).

seminar 4

sustainable wet processing key note speaker: Ms. Nishat Shahid Chowdhury, Deputy Program Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Moderator: Mr. Rodney Reed, Team Leader - Environment, GIZ PSES Panelists: Mr. Constantin Vratsidas Finishing & sales, KbL Kosmos by Lilienweiss Mr. Martin Schaefer, Director, Denim Madhouse

Se m i nar partn e rs:


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special events selfie booth Visitors shared their experience of the expo. Simply set yourself in scene, take a selfie and post it all over the world. #BDDENIMEXPO

souvenir hotspot

chill-out

Offering a souvenir to remember the event forever. Denim bags were customized by a professional artist just for visitors.

The perfect place to relax, have a little nap, or meet with business connections.


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exhibitor list Absolute Denim Co. Ltd. www.absolutedenim.com Thailand / Denim Mill Contact Person: Atthaphon S. sun@absolutedenim.com Amber Denim Ltd. www.partexdenim.com Bangladesh / Denim Mill Contact Person: Shahidul Hasan shasan@amber.com.bd American & Efird (Bangladesh) Ltd. www.amefird.com USA / Accessories & Trims Contact Person: Iftekhar Hussain iftekhar.hussain@amefird.com.bd Argon Denims Ltd. www.eviencegroup.com Bangladesh / Denim Mill Contact Person: Mohammad Robayed Siddique robayed@argondenims.com Arvind Limited www.arvind.com India / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill / Laundry Contact Person: Anilkumar p.anilkumar@arvind.in Denim Expert Ltd. www.denimexpert.com Bangladesh / Garment Manufacturer / Laundry Contact Person: Mr.Mezba Uddin mezba@denimexpert.com Denimco Tekstil Pazarlama A.S. www.denimco.com.tr Turkey / Denim Mill / Non Denim Contact Person: Oguz Aksoy oguz@denimco.com.tr Denimer Kumascilik San Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. www.denimer.com.tr Turkey / Denim Mill Contact Person: Kubra Nur Uysal kubra@denimer.com.tr Deridesen Etiket www.deridesen.com.tr Turkey / Accessories & Trims Contact Person: Elif Sertkaya elif.sertkaya@deridesen.com.tr Diamond Denim (Sapphire Group) www.sapphire.com.pk Pakistan / Denim Mill Contact Person: Hammad Rehman hammad.rehman@sapphire.com.pk

DyStar Singapore Pte Ltd. www.dystar.com Singapore / Chemical Contact Person: Md. Majaharul Islam sumon.majaharul@dystar.com

Landes Global www.landes.de Germany / Non Denim / Accessories & Trims / Machinery Contact Person: Davide Menini davide.menini@landes.de

Envoy Textiles Ltd. www.envoytextiles.com Bangladesh / Denim Mill Contact Person: Manish Khanna manish.khanna@envoytextiles. com

Mahmud Denims Ltd. www.mahmudgroup-bd.com Bangladesh / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill / Laundry Contact Person: Jalal Masud chowdhury Jalal.mdl@mahmudgroup-bd.com

Experience Group www.experienceclothing.com Bangladesh / Garment Manufacturer / Non Denim / Laundry / Accessories & Trims Contact Person: Naeem Khaleed naeem@experience-bd.com Foshan Shunde Benjie Textile Co. Ltd. www.bjdenim.com China / Denim Mill Contact Person: Jenny Chan jenny@bjdenim.com Freedom Denim www.chinaruyi.com China / Denim Mill / Laundry Contact Person: Kevin Ye kevin@freedomdenim.com Hyosung Corp. www.creora.com South Korea / Fiber Contact Person: Min Kyun Kim kmk222@hyosung.com Indigo Textile Pvt. Ltd. www.indigo.com.pk Pakistan / Denim Mill Contact Person: Shakaib Nazim sales@indigo.com.pk Juki Bangladesh Ltd. www.juki.co.jp Japan / Machinery Contact Person: Abm Shamsul Alam alam@jukidhk.com Kassim Textiles (Pvt) Ltd. www.kassimdenim.com Pakistan / Denim Mill Contact Person: Agha Dastageer agha@kassimdenim.com Kuroki Co. Ltd. www.denim-kuroki.co.jp Japan / Denim Mill Contact Person: Johnny Lou johnnylou@justdenim.com.hk

Malwa Industries Ltd. www.malwagroup.com India / Denim Mill Contact Person: M.R Rahul Kaul rkaul@malwagroup.com Nassa Taipei Denim Ltd. www.nassagroup.org Bangladesh / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill / Laundry / Accessories & Trims Contact Person: Shohel Rana nastexbd@nassagroup.org Naveena Denim Ltd. Lahore www.naveenagrouplhr.com Pakistan / Denim Mill Contact Person: Arslan Hayat arslan.hayat@naveenagrouplhr. com Naveena Exports LTD.Karachi www.naveenagroup.com Pakistan / Denim Mill / Non Denim / Fiber Contact Person: Hasan Mumtaz hasanmumtaz@naveenagroup. com Paddock’s Jeans Limited www.paddocksjeans.com Germany / Garment Manufacturer / Laundry Contact Person: Ivy Tao ivy@paddocksjeans.com Rajby Textiles www.rajby.com.pk Pakistan / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill / Laundry Contact Person: Farooq Haqqi farooq.haqqi@rajbytextiles.com Raymond Uco Denim Pvt. Ltd. www.raymond.in India / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill / Laundry Contact Person: MR. Chandrakant Huddar chandrakant.huddar@raymond.in

Shasha Denims Ltd. www.shashadenim.com Bangladesh / Denim Mill Contact Person: Jamal Abdun Naser jamal@shashabd.com Smart Jeans Ltd. www.smartjeansctg.com Bangladesh / Garment Manufacturer Contact Person: Binoy Kumar Pal binoy.cdml@gmail.com Soorty Textile (BD) Ltd. www.soorty.com Bangladesh / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill / Laundry Contact Person: Mansoor Bilal mansoor.bilal@soorty.com South China Bleaching & Dyeing Factory Ltd. www.southchinabd.com Bangladesh / Non Denim Contact Person: Sk Emran Ahmed Imran@sc.gcglobal.com Square Denims Ltd. http://textile.squaregroup.com Bangladesh / Denim Mill Contact Person: Sayeed Chowdhury sac@squaregroup.com Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills Ltd. www.suryalakshmi.com India / Garment Manufacturer / Denim Mill Contact Person: Prabal Kumar Bhattacharjya prabal@suryalakshmi.com Vita Textile Group Co.Ltd. www.vitaindigo.com China / Denim Mill Contact Person: Danny Wang/Sunny sales@vitaindigo.com W Denim (Denimci Dis Tic. Paz. A.S.) www.wdenim.com Turkey / Denim Mill Contact Person: Anil Turkoglu aturkoglu@wdenim.com YKK Bangladesh Pte Ltd. www.ykkfastening.com Japan / Accessories & Trims Contact Person: Sharmina Mahbub sharmina@ykk.com.bd Yogotex Fabrics Company Limited www.yogotexbd.com Bangladesh / Denim Mill Contact Person: Rasheduzzaman Khan rashed@yogotexbd.com


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visitor information TOP TEN FOREIGN VISITOR COUNTRIES

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Hongkong 7%   Italy   8%  

Neatherland USA  5%   United  kingdom   France   6%   3%   19%  

Spain 17%  

China 9%   Turkey   12%  

Germany 14%  

key numbers : • 2280 Visitors • 851 companies • 44 Countries

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closing ceremony Guest of honor: Mr. Towfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, BB, PhD Honorable Adviser (Minister) to the Prime Minister, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs.

special guests: Mr. Robert Gibson, Honorable British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Mrs. Hanne Fugl Eskjær, Honorable Ambassador of Denmark Embassy in Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Alexander A. Nikolaev, Honorable Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bangladesh H.E. Mrs. Wanja Campose da Nobrega, Honorable Ambassador of Brazil. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Devrim ÖZTÜRK Honorable Ambassador of Turkish Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh Mr. Faruque Hassan Sr. Vice President, ( BGMEA ) & Member- Board of Trustees, BUFT Mr. Md. Atiqul Islam Immediate Past President, BGMEA & Managing Director, Islam Garments Ltd. chair: Md. Mostafiz Uddin Founder & CEO, Bangladesh Denim Expo, Managing Director, Denim Expert Limited


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about Bangladesh denim expo The Bangladesh Denim Expo was founded in 2014 as a nonprofit venture and offers international fashion buyers an innovative one-stop sourcing platform for all aspects of jeanswear.

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n addition, it focuses on health & safety and the further development of the Bangladesh denim industry. Mr. Mostafiz Uddin, Founder & CEO of Bangladesh Denim Expo and Managing Director of Denim Expert Ltd. says: “My personal drive is to make

a difference for my industry, but equally for my country. I want to be the agent of

change who, together with my friends and colleagues in the denim world, sets a new scene for how international buyers and brands see Bangladesh in the future".

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