This issue of Apparel Onlinehas two cover stories –the first is on denim, with the Indian-subcontinent emerging as a denim hub with complete and compatible supply chain over the past decade; be it in fabric or finished product, i.e. jeans. AO interacts with a range of buyers/manufacturers to have their view on the product gaining popularity from the region. While Pakistan and India still having an edge in fabric manufacturing, the Bangladeshi mills are also pickingup fast. Joint Ventures, popularly called JVs, are becoming model of business as a driver for growth in the country. Sparrow Apparels, part of US $ 125 million Sparrow Group (also owners of Crown Wears), is considered to be one of the pioneers among the garment manufacturers in Bangladesh having a huge clientele and a role model on how to leverage the advantages of a JV. Speaking exclusively to AO, Shovon Islam (Shawn), Managing Director, Sparrow Group says, Success of a JV hinges primarily on coming together of diverse experiences and strengths of every member, and Sparrow Apparels is reaping all the benefits associated with it. Enjoy reading Cover Story 2… Besides the above articles, the Tech Management and Fashion pages in the magazine make it more interesting and readable.