Being the second largest producer of denim products after China, Bangladesh’s emergence as the preferred destination for denims is beyond questions. Dhaka sees four denim shows almost back-to-back in a calendar year and many companies from Chittagong visit these events. The region has a sizeable number of denim companies from Pacific to Chittagong Denim to Smart Jeans and many more big and small factories who are compelled to visit these exhibitions in Dhaka, as they are eyeing expansions… After having established stronghold in basic denim products already, denim garment manufacturers are now shifting their focus to value-addition with an emphasis on sustainability to grab bigger share in the global denim markets, as Team Apparel Online in Bangladesh discovered when speaking to big denim exporters in their recent visit to the country. Silver Composite Textile Mill Limited (SCTML), the nominated fabric supplier for many years, is the country’s only vertically integrated yarn dyed fabric manufacturer, PD & training, catering to large retailers from Europe, USA and Asia, including names like H&M, ZARA, GAP, TOM TAILOR and NEXT. The issue gives in-depth coverage to its denim/indigo dyed washing plant, printing and state-of-the-art ETPs, besides worker training centre for garmenting in association with BGMEA, etc. 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.