Companies have long practiced some form of corporate social and environmental responsibilities with the broad goal of contributing to the well-being of the communities and society on which they largely depend. But there is increasing pressure to dress up Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business discipline and demand that every initiative delivers business results. Team Apparel Online speaks to some of the manufacturers and NGOs in Bangladesh that have taken considerable steps in the field of CSR that deserves mentioning. Also in a one-on-one, AO speaks to AKM Ahsanul Hoque, Director – Research and Training, CSR Bangladesh, to know his take on CSR in the apparel industry and its various implications. The magazine also gives detailed coverage to the just concluded fair – Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh which witnessed, besides Bangladesh, several international exhibitors from Brazil, Spain, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Hong Kong and China showcasing their S/S’18 collections on the theme – ‘Denim Mashup’. The edition also gives an in-depth coverage to the 16th edition of GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2017, held concurrently with the 8th edition of GAP Expo-2017 and 8th edition of International Yarn & Fabric Sourcing Fair. The fair brought under one roof the latest in apparel technology, from sewing, knitting, embroidery, laundry, finishing, dyeing, to CAD/CAM, printing, cutting and spreading machines targeted at addressing the pressing concerns of the industry. Besides the above, our regular columns of Bangladesh Canvas, Retailer Current, Beyond BD, Resource Centre, Technology pages, Export Statistics, and Fashion pages make the issue worth reading.