The 150-year-old denim trade has turned more exciting with the recent addition of Vietnam and Bangladesh to the list of competitive sourcing hubs. Peculiarly enough, while Vietnam is specializing in providing high-end, value-added and differential denim, Bangladesh is thriving in the high-volume, mass manufactured denims. “Our territories and niche are clearly marked. We are looking at offering to the denim industry a prowess equivalent to Turkey’s,” says Md. Ifthikar, Production Director, Sai-Tex in an exclusive interaction with Team AO. With a strong presence in Vietnam since 2007, Gerber Technology has dug deep roots into the industry. In an exclusive one-on-one with Team AO, Ngo Huy Duong, General Manager, Gerber Scientific International (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. shared what makes Gerber a preferred brand in Vietnam… Also read under World Wrap section, ‘A look at Back-to-School ‘Season’ once again: BTS spending to reach US $ 75.8 billion’. We also bring from the ‘Ramps of New York & London,top 5 trends that are Spring 2017’s key pieces for retailers… Besides the above, the news under ‘Vietnam & Beyond’, the ‘Tech Management’, ‘Fashion Trends’ and ‘Export Statistics’ make the magazine an interesting read.