Dhaka, Bangladesh
Denim making wonders

Denim making wonders

Bangladesh is making a name for itself in denim and the country is progressing itself even further in the current year. Bangladesh has been grooming itself for its role as one of the leading denim manufacturers, with innovations and investments in greener technologies and processes, and the country is ready to go toe-to-toe with the global competition. It augurs happy that Bangladesh Denim is working wonders abroad with its high quality. The country is drawing the attention of the global buyers in the denim segment when there were some sorts of sloths working in our export sector for various reasons. Bangladesh is the second to export denim to the EU market and third for the US. Exports of Bangladesh-made denim products reaches over dollar 3 billion annually. Euro 932.86 million was earned from the EU in 2014 and the country outdid Turkey and China to get the status of top exporter of denim items to the EU in that year. The ever-growing denim export indicates that the demand of the products is snowballing worldwide. Global brands by now have begun to explore the sourcing potential of handloom denim fabrics dyed with natural indigo from Bangladesh. The cognoscenti also see the prospects of handloom denim so bright that it may conquer the fashion world one day as the handloom Muslin did in days of yore, provided the present quality of denim products can be sustained and improved gradually to defeat the contenders. Bangladesh Denim made on handlooms is all seasons-friendly and softer than mill-made denim and it feels cool and breathes well in summer and warm in winter. It is admired for its unique texture which is attributed to the dexterous use of home-grown indigo for brilliant dyeing and that makes it a craze in the luxury markets. Bangladesh Denim is fit to wear for both men and women round the year and the rising cost in China has opened the door for us to grab the world market. Cheaper price is the advantage of the denim makers here to retain the top exporting position. Reports have it that some fashion companies in Germany are currently working with a local company to produce hand woven indigo denim fabric. Natural indigo grows better in Bangladesh. A few companies have already started cultivating natural indigo. However, denim export should be encouraged as the sector can create some thousands of new jobs that can help the economy become buoyant.

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