Today Bangladesh Denim Expo, the international denim trade show, is kicking off its 14th edition. The new show's edition is taking place on 16 and 17 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB).
The exhibition is a comprehensive showcase of the denim value chain and presents the newest developments achieved by global specialists from the fabric, finishes, washes, accessory and chemical segments.
Participating this edition are over 100 exhibitors including, among others, Bossa, Jeanologia, Lenzing, Marmara Hemp, Officina39, Pioneer Denim, Prosperity, Raymond Uco, Soorty, Tonello and YKK.
A vast series of exhibitors are involved in sustainable solutions and will present their newest solutions and advice for protecting our people and the planet within the show.
Bangladesh Denim Expo has been organized by Mostafiz Uddin, managing director of Denim Expert Ltd on a non-profit basis. Main objective of the event is to showcase Bangladesh’s growth potential in the denim industry. “Bangladesh is well-known for denim and jeans production, for both niche and mass markets. Buyers respect the Bangladeshi ability to offer great margins and high-quality goods," explained Uddin.
"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,” added Uddin.
Among the most sustainable novelties on show, Officina39, Italian company specializing in the sustainable conversion of chemistry applied to textiles, will present Recycrom Ready to Dye, a range of 15 standard ready-in-stock colors, obtained from a minimum of 65% recycled textile pre- and post-consumer materials, to achieve fashionable dyes and coloration for use on cotton, wool, nylon or any cellulosic and natural fiber or blend.
The company has never stopped developing this key technology with the aim to provide brands with more and more sustainable options to color their collections. This newly developed solution offers each customer the possibility to choose their own colors from a standard color card, a palette of darker and brighter shades, guaranteeing a true upcycling of textile waste without any chemical synthesis. From 100 kilos of textile waste, Officina39 obtains an amount of Recycrom Ready to Dye needed to dye 20,000 T-shirts.
Along with the presence of significant players of the denim industry showcasing their new projects and products, the show will also host a series of highly informative including a plenary session, talks and seminars.
Bangladesh Denim Expo takes place twice a year. Following this edition, the next one will happen on 8 and 9 November 2023.