BD Denim expo in Dhaka attracts large No. of visitors

BD Denim expo in Dhaka attracts large No. of visitors

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Dhaka – To emphasize the country’s role in shaping the denim scene and to explore Bangladesh’s position and future progress, the seventh edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo was started with a theme ‘Transparency’ at the International Convention City Bashundhara in the capital on Wednesday.Explaining about ‘Transparency’, Mostafiz Uddin said, the demand for transparency in the textile and garment supply chains is growing. As a result, ’Transparency’ will be at the heart of the new edition with a series of actions and events that will let people to know about the manufacturing process.
“Bangladesh sources 70 to 80 per cent Denim products to meet the global market. Our factories are fully transparent and we are capable to produce sustainable denim products and this message we want to convey to the buyers with the help of virtual tour”, Mostafiz added.
Square Denims Ltd has come up with new product named ‘antibacterial jeans’ in this years Denim expo.
When asked about this new concept, General Manager of Square Denims Ltd Sayeed Ahmad Chowdhury told The Independent that an ‘anti-bacterial jeans’ uses a spray named ‘odour neutraliser” which takes away the stinky smell and refreshes the denim.
“If you have ever left your jeans for the recommended six months or more before washing, you might recognise a kind of ‘oily’ feel to the surface. It’s a build-up of bacteria, pollution, sweat, skin cells.
“Spray them inside out, leave it for five or 10 minutes and your jeans go dry again”, he added.
CEO of Denim Private Ltd Arvind Mathew said Bangladesh is the biggest source of Denim products across the globe at this moment. Talking about the sustainability of the product, he said, “New technologies are coming, so that we can produce the Denim fabric by using less water with liquid free chemicals”
Explaining the theme ‘Transparency’, he said, ‘transparency’ means stronger partnership which refers to the entire network of companies that work together to design, produce, deliver and service products.
“Our factory produces 5million amount of Denim jeans per month”, Mathew added.
The Spanish company Jeanologia has participated in Bangladesh Denim Expo. They are specialised in the development of sustainable technologies for garments finishing has presented its new “Laser and Eco Dynamic” technology which is entirely eco-friendly to produce and wash denim jeans and not harmful for the environment.
When asked question about “Laser and Eco Dynamic” technology and its activities, Project Manager of Jeanologia, Fabien Liautard told The Independent that “Laser & Eco Dynamic” technology basically has three different parts, such as, laser, eco and e-flow.
The key part is e-flow technology, which uses to wash the denim jeans and turned into final products, he said.
Marketing Officer of Jeanologia Kazi Nahidul Alam said that by using e-flow technology, exact amount of chemicals are being used on denim jeans and nothing to be remained, so there is no chance to emit excess chemicals which are harmful for the environment.
He explained an example and said, “Traditional method takes 1800 liters of water to wash 100 kg denim garments and e-flow methods only use 30 liters of water to wash 100 kg denim jeans”
e-flow technology method saves 1770 liters of water which is entirely sustainable and environment friendly, he added.
“The objective of Bangladesh Denim Expo is to promote Bangladesh on the global denim scene. So, we are thankful to Pacific Jeans for presenting the Denim Innovation Night at the 7th edition of the expo,” said Founder and CEO of Bangladesh Denim Expo Mostafiz Uddin.
Almost 65 exhibitors from 12 countries Germany, China, Bangladesh, Hongkong, India, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Turkey and Vietnam exhibit their own products in expo.
Organisers said, over 12,000 visitors are completed their registration and 6000+ visitors are expected to attend at the show. – Staff Reporter

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