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A humanistic approach to attack thoughtless clothes consumption

A humanistic approach to attack thoughtless clothes consumption

"A recent survey by McKinsey & Company reveals around 60 per cent of all clothes produced end up in incinerators or landfills within the first 12 months. People are buying new clothes in large quantities. Clothes production doubled between 2000 and 2014, with the number of garments purchased each year by average co... Read more

Novelty, innovations, styles to boost future denim sales

Novelty, innovations, styles to boost future denim sales

"A study by the NPD Group in 2018 titled, ‘The Denim Evolution’ reveals, despite stiff competition denim remains a highly popular category with activewear having 24 per cent of total apparel sales while sales of men’s and women’s jeans making up 25 per cent sales. As per the study in 2018, Ameri... Read more

Planet Textiles Summit to provide a blueprint for change in denim prod…

Planet Textiles Summit to provide a blueprint for change in denim production

Global denim leaders, brands, retailers and alike will gather at the Planet Textiles Summit on Sustainability that will be held on June 22, 2019 at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The key point of discussions will include how the denim manufacturing industry should make jeans by 2025? And what breakthroughs in technol... Read more

Denims jeans ready to make a comeback with new styles

Denims jeans ready to make a comeback with new styles

"Denim is set to get a boost as demand for athleisure clothing seems to have peaked. Now, companies are looking for newer options and resurrection of the good old jeans is most likely."   Denim is set to get a boost as demand for athleisure clothing seems to have peaked. Now, companies are looking for newer opti... Read more

Customisation fuels denim’s popularity amongst masses

Customisation fuels denim’s popularity amongst masses

"A wardrobe staple today, the blue jean was first created in 1873 by Tailor Jacob Davis and fabric supplier Levi Strauss who were granted a patent to supply their copper-riveted denim cotton bottoms. The jean still remains a favorite amongst customers of all age groups and classes despite the advent of new trends such ... Read more

AI to help brands maximise their denim assortment

AI to help brands maximise their denim assortment

"With denim becoming the hottest selling product, brands like Levi’s and Madewell reported strong sales in the past quarter. Proving its sustainability over time, the global denim jeans market is predicted to reach $57.6bn by 2023. Edited, the most strategic tool for retail teams worldwide, uses AI and data to fu... Read more

Bangladesh to sustain apparel exports through FDI, mechanised producti…

Bangladesh to sustain apparel exports through FDI, mechanised production

"In the last five years, Bangladesh has emerged as one of the top exporters to the US and the European Union. The country, over the years, has made a deep-rooted impact by exporting a record value of denim to both these markets. As the statistics from the European Statistical Office reveal, Bangladesh exported 11.46 pe... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

"The recent edition of Kingpins Amsterdam, held on April 10 and 11, 2019 attracted the attention of several top international denim, jeanswear and fashion brands. However, attendance at this event was significantly lower than previous editions. This was mainly due to the cost cutting measures adopted by many companies.... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Competition in the $60 billion global jeans market is heating up with major denim brands chalking out robust expansion plans. While Levi Strauss & Co. is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise about $587 million, VF Corp plans to hive-off Wrangler and Lee into new entity Kontoor Brands. Gap and Old Nav... Read more

The growth of the worldwide denim market

The growth of the worldwide denim market

"Even as joggers and leggings have emerged as the top fashion bottom worldwide, the classic appeal of jeans along with new styles continues to attract consumers. A top reason for this is the addition of stretch to both men’s and women’s jeans. And Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, NPD Group credits str... Read more

4th Texworld Denim showcases denim brands and independent designers

4th Texworld Denim showcases denim brands and independent designers

"The 4th edition of Texworld Denim the trade show for sourcing denim textiles and clothing, part of the Fairland of Fashion, Paris, attracted around 30 exhibitors from major countries in the denim sector including Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey.  The show attracted ready-to-wear labels that weavers ... Read more

Fairyland for Fashion: Five shows for the fashion industry that attrac…

Fairyland for Fashion: Five shows for the fashion industry that attract global visitors, stakeholders

The trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, under the Fairyland for Fashion umbrella maintain their significance as an international business platform for the fashion industry. This year around 13,929 visitors attended this mega event, a 2.35 per cent increase over previous years.   America clocks... Read more

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

 
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US women’s denim goes retro

Women’s denim brands in the US are offering a taste of nostalgia in terms of dyes, color ... Read more

Japan denim hub launches brand

Japan’s denim production hub straddling Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures has launched it... Read more

Rise in Nandan Denim’s Q1 income

Nandan Denim’s total income was Rs 464.30 crores during the period ended June 30, 2019, a... Read more

Volcom adopts sustainable production methods

Volcom, the men’s, women’s and children’s brand known for its skater influenc... Read more

Wingfly offers wide selvedge range

Wingfly Textile has a wide range of wholesale selvedge denim fabrics in its collection. The com... Read more

Kontoor Brands brings costs down five per cent

Kontoor Brands’ total costs and operating expenses fell five per cent in the second quart... Read more

US jeans imports from China decline 10.44 per cent

Import of jeans by the United States from China declined by 10.44 per cent in the first six mon... Read more

Women opting for relaxed denim styles

A study by fashion website Lyst has indicated that women are opting for loosing fitting and rel... Read more

Gen Z dictates denim trends

Denim brands in the US are figuring out how to appeal to Gen Z. These are consumers born since ... Read more

Levi's Q2 sales outpaces growth estimates

Beating forecast of $1.29 billion, denim brand Levi’s reported second quarter sales of $1... Read more

Gap partners with Arvind to open a new innovative center

Gap Inc. has announced a new alliance with Arvind, its long-time sourcing and franchise partner... Read more

Diesel revamps US stores

Diesel plans to finish fiscal 2019 with 20 owned stores in the United States. The plan is to re... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai to have denim zone

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics to be held from September 25 to 27, 2019, will have a zon... Read more

BPD Expo in New York highlights green techniques

BPD Expo was held in New York City, July 24, 2019. Comfort and sustainability were woven into e... Read more

Levi’s launches denim customisation platform

Levi recently launched Future Finish, the first online customisation platform that offers next ... Read more

Casual fashion drives denim demand

Casual fashion is driving demand for denim products across the globe. The market can be segrega... Read more

7th TANTU seminar in New Delhi to focus on jeans manufacturing

The 7th edition of TANTU seminar, to be held at the India International Center, New Delhi, on S... Read more

Brands opting for sustainable denim production

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a nonprofit focused on the circular economy and sustainable pra... Read more

Levi’s releases capsule

Levi’s has teamed with Wardrobe.NYC to offer Release 04 Denim, a men’s and women&rs... Read more

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches circular principles for denim design

Backed by leading retailers such as Gap, H&M, Lee; the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launc... Read more

New guidelines for denim making released by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

New guidelines are laying out better denim manufacturing practices that focus on garment durabi... Read more

G-star collaborates with Archroma for a sustainable collection

Dutch fashion brand G-Star has joined forces with the Swiss chemical company Archroma for the c... Read more

India: Margins may improve for Indian denim

Gross margins in the Indian denim industry are expected to improve by three to four per cent th... Read more