Targeting export of US $ 50 billion by 2020, Vietnam’s textile and apparel industry is fully geared up to achieve this goal and denim can play an important role in supporting the growth of the country’s apparel export. This was clearly observed during the recently concluded two-day long 3rd edition of denimsandjeans event in HCM City which attracted nearly 40 companies from more than 11 countries including China, Turkey, Pakistan, India which were represented by some big names of the denim industry. Various shades, blends and sustainable aspects in denim fabric were highlighted by the exhibitors.
The well planned, as well as bountiful business show, organized by denimsandjeans.com with the support of VITAS, had the latest development of denim fabric on display which was seen and appreciated by many global brands, buying houses and Vietnamese garment manufacturers. To name a few, El Corte Ingles, Target, Asmara, MGF Sourcing, Mast Global, Le and Le Garment, and Washing….
Team Apparel Resources which was there at the event, talked to many exhibitors and visitors who were enthusiastic about the market condition, their own business, and the show. Team MGF Sourcing was happy to visit the show as they met some new fabric suppliers. The team shared that their business is doubled compared to previous years. Many wholesalers are also now looking towards Vietnam as China is not a very viable option for them.
Participating first time in the show and similarly exploring Vietnam for first time, the team of Rossari Biotech, Mumbai, a prestigious name in enzyme, auxiliaries, and chemicals was quite happy as they shared, “Event was really motivational for us as we met many good denim fabric /jeans manufacturers. A lot of investments are coming to Vietnam and the companies here showed interest in our products, we are quite enthusiastic to create space for ourselves here.”
Sandeep Agarwal, Founder, denimsandjeans.com told Apparel Resources. “This 3rd edition of the event was more successful than our previous edition. More international buyers from across the globe visited the show this time. Involvement of garment factories was also more at this event and so we are quite satisfied with the show.”
All Indian denim companies participating in the events were quite positive that despite having language and logistic issues they are succeeding in Vietnam and further will get more business from here.
The event also witnessed thought provoking discussions as it had many seminars involving issues around denim, sourcing, 3D printing, Vietnam apparel industry etc. Various global experts shared their detailed presentation on these topics and answered visitors’ queries.