As a matter of fact, denim manufacturing in Bangladesh is on the rise. The production of denim in Bangladesh has slowly come of age over the last few years. In the last five years, an equal number of new denim factories have come on the horizon while five more are set to open soon. In 2014, the country’s denim industry grew 15.5 per cent year-on-year and 8 per cent in 2015, a data compiled by the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) shows.
Western brands, such as H&M, Levi’s, Zara, River Island and Wrangler, source denim from Bangladesh. On the other hand, Marks & Spencer describes the country as a key market for denim production. And, as the number of technologically advanced factories rises, the industry looks set to grow even further. For some time, the sourcing landscape in Bangladesh has been plagued by uncertainties like issues of sustainability political upheaval and the treatment of workers have left the industry with a damaged reputation. However, advances in technology along with a new focus on social responsibility and continuing low costs are making the denim sourcing scene in Bangladesh increasingly appealing to brands of all sizes.