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US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

"America’s biggest fashion retailers including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein are now looking at a revival of blue jeans while losing out to athleisure wear which has overpowered jeans in recent times. The US Census Bureau recently pointed out last year, imports of elastic knit pants surpassed those of jeans for the ... Read more

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

"An average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year in the US; in China’s Xintang province, a hub for denim, 300 million pairs are made annually. These figures could illustrate the harmful impact of denim manufacturing on the environment. And showcasing these effects, award-winning filmmakers David McIlvride and... Read more

Levi’s working towards a green manufacturing model

Levi’s working towards a green manufacturing model

While Levi’s has been moving towards sustainability in manufacturing denim, the company finds it hard to live up to expectations. For example, a team of designers takes weeks to figure out exactly where to fade the indigo and position the tears for the most authentic vintage look. Then, factory wo... Read more

Pakistan working hard to boost its textile fortunes

Pakistan working hard to boost its textile fortunes

"Amidst all odds, Pakistan’s leading denim maker, Artistic Denim Mills, which operates as a one-stop shop turning cotton into jeans, plans to double its production and has already built a new factory in Pakistan’s financial hub. At a time when many textile companies have shut shop, this really comes as a su... Read more

Kingpins New York showcases global denim sustainability initiatives

Kingpins New York showcases global denim sustainability initiatives

"Kingpins New York, held at Basketball City, show cased industry trends in fibre and fabric collaborations, new generations of stretch and recycled materials, and put the sustainability at the forefront. In tune with this, Tricia Carey, Director, global business development for denim at Lenzing, said Lenzing Fibers par... Read more

Denim sees an upsurge in the US

Denim sees an upsurge in the US

  Denim on the rebound yet again, as highlighted by recent statistics. Denim sales in the US grew 4 per cent in 2016, says The NPD Group Inc, rising to $13.5 billion among the men’s and women’s categories. Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, NPD Group, points out jeans are representat... Read more

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

"Denim being the preferred apparel for all age groups and genders, companies are going all out to innovate to lure customers. They are coming up with innovative product line ups to expand denim’s capabilities and appeal. As Jean Hegedus, Global Director-denim, Invista, points out one of the hottest things right n... Read more

Denim Première Vision to celebrate 10th anniversary with Denim Bash

Denim Première Vision to celebrate 10th anniversary with Denim Bash

  The Denim Premiere Vision Show, to be held on November 14 an 15 at the Paris Event Center (PEC), connects suppliers and buyers, responds to changes in the market and reflects the evolution of denim values through four key events: strengthened and multi-faceted fashion point of view; a distinctive ... Read more

Prosperity Textile: Leading the way with innovations and sustainabilit…

Prosperity Textile: Leading the way with innovations and sustainability

  Prosperity Textile is known worldwide for its innovative denim fabrics. Prosperity started a new initiative where they select designers to work on Prosperity Denim fabrics. The designers prepare ‘Design Inspiration’ collection which is then presented to buyers/brands who can buy the re... Read more

Beyond Denim Trend Forecast AW 2018

Beyond Denim Trend Forecast AW 2018

Beyond Denim, a part of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric had an elaborate display of trend forecast section for denims dedicated this time, for Autumn Winter 2018. The trends were divided into three broad themes of Azure-relating with genesis of indigo blue, New Age-a contemporary high tech interpretation of denim ... Read more

Vietnam, emerges an alternate haven for Indian denim mills

Vietnam, emerges an alternate haven for Indian denim mills

"Struggling with overcapacity issues, the denim industry has been scouting for overseas markets. Vietnam gets a special mention after Bangladesh. Vietnam has some good jeans manufacturing units but lacks a strong fabric base which is in fact an advantage for Indian or other countries’ denim mills. Though a diffic... Read more

Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone to showcase sustainable denim range

Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone to showcase sustainable denim range

"Global denim mills will congregate at Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone in Munich, September 5-7, 2017 to present their Autumn/Winter 18-19 collections. Their major target is making a mark in the German and Northern European markets. These mills bring forth innovations and new product lines, with focus on sustainab... Read more

Denim in Mexico overshadows US & China

Denim in Mexico overshadows US & China

  The global denim market is worth about $56 billion, says Statistic Brain. And the denim industry was expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5 per cent from 2015 to 2020, as per Technavio. The US accounts for $13.7 billion of that. Euromonitor International study says, jeans is growing not just in th... Read more

Denim Days to debut in New York on September 29

Denim Days to debut in New York on September 29

"The three-day Denim Day event will take place from September 29-October 1, with a one-day speaker series and a two-day shopping event in New York’s Chelsea nabe. Just like the Amsterdam event, the festival will include interactive displays and workshops from brands, designers and denim mills alongside in-store e... Read more

BD Denim Expo showcased sustainable ways to grow business

BD Denim Expo showcased sustainable ways to grow business

"With exhibitors from 12 countries, four unique seminars and workshops, and a bigger ‘Trend Zone’ with a brand new ‘Information Exchange Zone’, the 6th edition of the BD Expo marked another leap forward. Highlighting the importance of developing business relationships and promoting best working ... Read more

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G Star Raw Creative Director Aitor Throup steps down

Aitor Throup has stepped down as Executive Creative Director, G Star Raw to focus on new challe... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam is a thumping success

Denim show Kingpins Amsterdam was held on April 18 and 19. The event saw record crowds on both ... Read more

Guess joins Better Cotton

Guess has partnered Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Since Guess uses cotton in many of its prod... Read more

New York Denim Days in September

New York Denim Days will take place from September 22 to 23. Spearheaded by true denim insiders... Read more

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performanc... Read more

Lenzing and Jeanologia produce capsule denim collection

Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated to produce a capsule collection called Blues & Hue... Read more

Wrangler builds on sustainable farming

Sustainable farming is helping drive a more sustainable supply chain for Wrangle’s denim.... Read more

Kingpins Show to hold Amsterdam edition this April

Kingpins Show will be held an edition in Amsterdam from April 18 to 19, 2018. The show will foc... Read more

Levi Strauss net revenues up 22 per cent

For Q1 Levi Strauss’ net revenues increased 22 per cent on a reported basis and 16 per ce... Read more

US men’s jeans imports up six per cent

From January to February 2018, China, Mexico and Bangladesh were the top three denim exporters ... Read more

Isko develops selvedge

Denim manufacturer Isko has produced a new version of selvedge by combining pure craftsmanship ... Read more

Denim trend reappears as the athleisure fascination begins

Over the past decade, the stretchy workout pant leggings which had for years been limited to a ... Read more

Brands creating jeans to fit various body types and shapes

Denim brands are offering straightforward sizing for muscular physiques. Keirin Cut’s jea... Read more

Italian brand Candiani offers Re-Gen denim

Italy-based denim mill Candiani has produced Re-Gen Denim. This is a super-selvedge fabric with... Read more

Global brands continue to see positive growth from denim lines

PVH Corp, the parent company of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein — announced third quarter... Read more

Kingpins Transformers to tackle denim transparency at upcoming shows

The April edition of Kingpins Transformers Summit is aimed at tackling transparency. The editio... Read more

Jack & Jones launches low impact denim

Jack & Jones’ new low impact denim collection concentrates on optimising all three el... Read more

Half Century Jeans creates jeans that last on and on

Start-up manufacturer Half Century Jeans has come up with jeans that last. This is its way of c... Read more

Arvind reduces its water footprint

On an average it takes about 70 liters of water to make a pair of jeans. Now, Arvind aims to ma... Read more

Arvind launches Gravity denim

Arvind has launched Gravity, a range of new denims that embody power, stability and comfort. A ... Read more

Denim may face margin pressures in India

The denim fabric industry in India may face margin pressures during fiscal ’19 due to ove... Read more

Denim undergoes radical makeover

From futuristic denim technology brands like e-indigo, chrome chord, hybrid chinos to handloom ... Read more

Levi Strauss develops denim finishing

Levi Strauss has devised a new operating model that ushers denim finishing into the digital era... Read more