It is a pleasure to present to you the latest edition of Apparel Online Bangladesh with our cover story on ‘socks’ manufacturers. Though considered a low-profit business with margins of only a few cents per pair, socks generated business worth US $ 7 billion in the USA and US $ 2 billion in Germany last year. AOB speaks to Towhid Samad, Chairman of the country’s largest socks manufacturer – Savar Group, along with many others and share their perspective on the future of this industry. India-based buying office Fifth Avenue, working for brands such as Diesel, GAS, Replay, Teddy Smith, Gaudi and Kiomi, is aggressively looking at sourcing from Bangladesh. Read how Vinodh Sharma, CEO of the company, is repositioning his business to increase sourcing from the country by 50%. Besides, a review of the highly successful second edition of Denim Expo throws light on the latest innovations in denim from players from the subcontinent. Also in fair review is the recently concluded Texprocess, Germany which witnessed massive participation and visitation. Some of the key innovations showcased by the major suppliers have been reviewed in the special feature. Besides the above, articles in Resource Centre, Tech Management and Fashion pages, make the magazine more interesting and readable.