The 2nd Bangladesh Fashionology Summit held in Dhaka, the capital of the world’s second largest apparel exporting country, with the aim of preparing Bangladesh for the future of fashion.
The summit brought together under one roof most inspiring and innovative thinkers from across the globe to initiate the much-needed conversations around technology, digitalization and innovation. It provided a unique platform for thinkers, innovators, experts, and educators to share innovative ideas on this edition’s main theme, ‘Digitalisation – the Next Destination’.
The summit also provided a Tech Innovation Zone (Tech Innovators: Trustrace, Shimmy Technologies, Infinited Fiber, Seachange Technologies, Reverse Resource) in collaboration with Fashion For Good, a platform for innovators to meet with the other components of the eco system, and an Exhibition Zone (Exhibitors: Pivot88, Lectra, Sindabad.com, Pacific Associates, Earlycavehuman, Foursource Group GmbH, A2i-Access to Information, GoBlu, Rudholm Group, QuizRR, BRAC, SNV, SR Asia, Swiss Contact) for companies to showcase their latest innovations, paying special attention to information sharing.
Five learning sessions – dealt with by 41 speakers from 13 countries – explored the many ways technology can support the fashion industry, specifically:
- Digitalization of supply chain – to cut costs and reduce lead times
- Transparency in the global supply chain
- Innovation in the era of the fours industrial revolution
- Technology for decent work and environment
- Policy dialogue on future skills development
Topping it all off was a Digital Tech Runway Show curated by Labeledby, featuring the first time ever tech outfit made in Bangladesh, where smart wearable by world’s renowned fashion tech designers were showcased.
“The shift from producing basic to smart clothing will not be so easy and it has to be done gradually with proper planning and preparation. The objective of the Bangladesh Fashionology Summit is to facilitate the shift” said Mostafiz Uddin, Founder and CEO of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE).