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Rise of the smart denim, solutions for design and sustainability

Rise of the smart denim, solutions for design and sustainability

"Designers today are equipped with the right mindset and tools to face the rapidly changing manufacturing and retail landscapes. In a panel discussion at Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas recently, experts set out to further streamline some of the sector’s confusion. The panel titled, “Fashion Design Is All Ab... Read more

Levi’s denim customisation offers creative freedom to customers

Levi’s denim customisation offers creative freedom to customers

"To whet consumers’ appetites for perfectly damaged jeans, Levi’s has been selling denim customised by Aldridge, rapper Snoop Dogg, actress Sasha Lane, surfer Kelly Slater, tattoo artist Dr. Woo, basketball star Blake Griffin and others. Model Lily Aldridge, Vice President of technical innovation for Levi's... Read more

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

"Statistics from the Directorate-General of the European Commission Eurostat reveal Bangladesh denim exports to the EU, during January-August 2018, increased 4.23 per cent to reach €917.14 million compared to the same period last year. The country’s denim manufacturers saw a healthy rise in exports to the US... Read more

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

"According to the US Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), from January to September 2018, Bangladesh witnessed a 14.20 per cent increase in its export earnings to the US; i.e. from $367.10 million to $419.21 million during the same period of 2017. China on the other hand earned a $683 million from exports a hike of ... Read more

Denim capacity expansion plans for Kanoria Chemicals & Industries

Denim capacity expansion plans for Kanoria Chemicals & Industries

"Kanoria Chemicals & Industries, which manufactures two million meters of denim fabric per month plans to ramp up its capacity to 27 million meters per month in the next three years. “We serve all mainstream brands such as: Otto Group, Inditex, TCP, TEDDY, H&M, Levis, VF Corp, and niche markets of the wor... Read more

Prosperity Textile aims to touch 100 million yards per annum mark next…

Prosperity Textile aims to touch 100 million yards per annum mark next year

"A global leader in denim fabric Prosperity Textile has introduced multi fiber types. These are different fibers like cotton, Tencel, polyester rayon, etc, blended together to improve performance and the features. The company, founded in 1999 in China, will also start operating its Vietnam unit from next month. The uni... Read more

Itema launches new textile solutions at ITMA ASIA

Itema launches new textile solutions at ITMA ASIA

Prosperity Textile, one of the main denim producers worldwide, launched one of the most interesting and sustainable-oriented Itema technologies, iSAVER equipped on the Itema R95002 denim. This new technology completely eliminates the left-hand weft waste, allowing the insertion of the weft yarns in the fabric without ... Read more

New styles, sustainability initiatives to boost global denim sales by …

New styles, sustainability initiatives to boost global denim sales by 2023

"After going through a distressed period, the denim industry is now on an upswing. As a recent study by P&S Market Research indicates, global jeans sales reached $40 billion in 2016, and are expected to exceed $87 billion by 2023. Data from Edited suggests retailers have started to refocus on their denim assortment... Read more

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

"With over 80 per cent of the visitors coming from outside France, Messe Frankfurt France’s trade shows remain the all- important event for the global fashion industries. These shows witness around 5 per cent visitors from Italy, 7 per cent from Russia and Canada, 16 per cent from Switzerland, 17 per cent from In... Read more

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

"Worldwide, approximately 80 billion garments are produced annually, which is equivalent to 11 pieces of clothing per person, per year. At the same time, the number of worn clothes being discarded is also growing. In Shanghai alone, hundreds of tons of garments are being discarded every day, equating to 130,000 tons a ... Read more

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

"Apparel business from the US is gradually skewing towards Bangladesh. Recent OTEXA figures reveal, Bangladesh exported denims worth $507.90 million to the US in 2017, a 9.57 per cent surge over previous year. Mexico’s exports, on the other hand dipped 7.92 per cent to reach $793.46 million. During the first six ... Read more

Denim continues to flourish globally backed by innovation and styles

Denim continues to flourish globally backed by innovation and styles

"Amid athleisure’s growing preference, the world’s most famous attire – denim is witnessing lacklustre growth since the last two years. But what can bring zing back is the products newness. In a report, ‘Spotlight on Jeans: Denim Bounces Back’, Lorna Hennelly, fashion & beauty analyst,... Read more

Stretch properties the mainstay in jeans today

Stretch properties the mainstay in jeans today

"Growing craze for athleisure among millennials is giving tough fight to traditional jeans manufacturers. As Jane Singer, Director and Head of Market Intelligence, Inside Fashion points out the two biggest challenges faced by the denim segment are convincing consumer, who already owns several pairs of jeans, to buy one... Read more

 
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Isko hosts Responsible Denim event

World’s largest producer of denim, Isko hosted a ‘Responsible Denim’ gatherin... Read more

With demand for jeans increasing, US to continue being the largest market

Strong growth in jeanswear is expected in developing markets. South America leads this growth ... Read more

Fall in Aarvee Denim’s quarterly net sales

Aarvee Denims and Exports’ net sales were Rs 176.94 crores for the December quarter as co... Read more

US registers double digit import growth in blue denim apparel

Latest data from the US Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA), r... Read more

Nandan Denim uses 63 per cent capacity in last nine month period

For the nine month period Nandan Denim’s capacity utilisation stood at 63 per cent. Gross... Read more

Fitch upgrades Levi’s long term issuer default rating

Credits ratings firm Fitch Ratings has upgraded Levi Strauss & Co.‘s long term issuer... Read more

Fashion for Good to include Reformation in its new collection

Reformation will be one of six sustainable brands to be included in Fashion for Good’s ne... Read more

German brands want innovative mills

Quality, price, service and a steady flow of innovations are among the top four traits denim br... Read more

J Crew launches certified denim styles

J.Crew recently launched its first round of Fair Trade certified collections. The collection co... Read more

Levi Strauss turns to block chain

US denim brand Levi Strauss will pilot the use of block chain technology to monitor factory saf... Read more

Denim show Bluezone emphasises on a cleaner denim world

Bluezone is being held in Germany on January 29 to 30, 2019. This event reinforces denim’... Read more

Direct to consumer denim brands catching up especially among men

Direct-to-consumer denim brands have stepped up to ensure consumers make the best purchasing de... Read more

Source Denim UK teamed up with Common Objective to offer green solutions

UK sourcing show Source Denim, Fashion SVP’s dedicated denim showcase was held from Janua... Read more

J Crew and Cotton Inc team up to recycle denim for home insulation

J Crew has partnered with Cotton Incorporated on a program that recycles denim into affordable ... Read more

UK researchers evaluate denim laser etching potential

An interdisciplinary research team at Manchester Metropolitan University has conducted an exten... Read more

Archroma’s advanced denim dyeing solutions saves 92 per cent water

Archroma has innovative and sustainable solutions for denim and casual wear manufacturers and b... Read more

CCI organises seminar highlighting advantages of US cotton

Cotton Council International (CCI), in collaboration with the Indonesian Textile Association (A... Read more

Kingpins New York reschedules show dates

The Kingpins New York show, originally scheduled for June 8-9, 2019 will be rescheduled for Jun... Read more

J.Crew disposing denim waste responsibly

J Crew has a denim recycling program. The brand offers cash toward a new pair of jeans for ever... Read more

New Delhi denim show Gartex in August

Gartex will be held in New Delhi from August 10 to 12, 2019. This is a trade show dedicated to ... Read more

Denim Brands display summer trends at Project Womens and Fame in New York

Brands presented spring immediates, summer lines and sneak peaks of their fall denim collection... Read more

Denim jeans market grows at eight per cent

The global denim jeans market is anticipated to grow at a healthy 8.5 per cent from 2018 to 202... Read more

Global jeans market to see 4.9 per cent growth in five years

Demand for jeans is gradually increasing with strong growth expected in developing markets. Sou... Read more