Confident that the business in the year ahead will be good, many companies, likeDekko Group and Envoy Group are expanding and strengthening their supply chain. Counted among the top 20 apparel export manufacturers of Bangladesh, Dekko Group’s turnover today stands at over US $ 200 million, of which US $ 170 million comes from apparel and textiles through 14 apparel manufacturing units consisting of more than 6,000 sewing machines divided into 100 sewing lines. Envoy Group is among the handful of companies who have been able to successfully complete this transition from apparel to fabric manufacturer. The Group has more than 7,000 sewing machines, divided into 15 garmenting units, contributing US $ 150 million to the group turnover out of US $ 220 million. Of recent, the Bangladesh industry has been facing a lot of flak on safety issues, raising questions on Accord’s integrity… The edition outlines concerns, highlighting serious allegations that factories are being shut on inspectors’‘whims’. In continuation with our Quality Management series-II, this edition covers the concept of ‘Quality Assurance’ program, while the Trend pages give direction for Prints that would rock collections for A/W ‘14-15. Besides the above, our other segments, including Mind Tree, Bangladesh Canvas, Resource Centre, make the issue interesting.