Driven by integrated capacities from knitting to garmenting, Bangladesh of recent has taken a leadership position in the knitting industry both in flat knit and circular knit, and is investing in technology to continue as frontrunners in this segment. At ITMA, many Bangladeshi companies were seen at the various booths, seriously exploring the new technologies and also understanding how the same would be able to add value to their business. Team Apparel Online was there to cover the event live… It is well known that the global garment manufacturing business is a ‘wage game’ and the location with the lowest wage wins. The wage rise also sets into motion a maturation activity in the erstwhile hub, as it begins to strengthen its industry to develop competencies to recompense for the higher wages. In recent times Bangladesh, which saw phenomenal growth on the back of cheap labour cost, has witnessed similar activities and that too without any significant threats from emerging hubs – which indicates the proactive nature of the country’s apparel manufacturing sector. AO presents a low-down on the most recent developments in this expanse… Team AO also visited VI.BE.MAC unit – the niche that was established 35 years ago, which today has a strong grasp over the nuances and requirements of industrial manufacturing of jeans. Besides the above our news and technology pages make the magazine worth readable.