We feel utmost pleasure to present to you the latest Apparel Online magazine in its new avatar! Yes, the magazine is totally in a new design format, with bold layouts and exciting inputs… Among the many stories covered in this issue, we have two cover stories… The live report on the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) meet underlines the fact that the industry is moving beyond the Rana Plaza incidence… The event, commemorating its 3rd anniversary, and organized by CPD – a civil society think-tank, witnessed eminent participants – from workers’ unions to factory owners to legal experts to economists and even ambassadors of many western countries. The pro-activeness of the industry is indeed reflected with both exporters and buyers admitting that the industry is on a growth path… Even the US import data from Bangladesh reconfirms growth with 8.38% rise in quantities and 4.30% increase in value. The recently concluded two-day denim show – Denim Expo – which witnessed 49 exhibitors from 13 countries, showcased their latest offerings in denim fabric, denim accessories, chemicals and eco-friendly technology. The event, covered live by Team AO, also hosted well-attended seminars where international experts like Amy Leverton, Jeanologia and Tonello highlighted future denim trends and technologies, giving the exporters and buyers enough innovations to make their visit useful… Besides the above, our news and technology pages make the magazine worth readable.