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Product differentiation to help denim industry tide over 2020 recessio…

Product differentiation to help denim industry tide over 2020 recession

"As was evident from the 2008 recession, the global denim industry is not immune to the effects of economic crisis that looms large in 2020. The 2008 recession hit the denim industry like a storm. It set new standards of the focus of many brands shifting to newer markets such as Asia. Consumers could no longer spend $3... Read more

Denim makers need to innovate, follow trends to tap GenZ consumers

Denim makers need to innovate, follow trends to tap GenZ consumers

"The denim industry has always adopted a laidback attitude with very few innovations in the classic blue jeans. However, the decline of department stores, rapid influx of fast fashion and the rise of athleisure has threatened the stronghold of denim with consumers now being inclined more towards casual and comfortable ... Read more

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and acce…

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessories

"The centerpiece of fast fashion industry ‘denim’ is also one of the most polluting and water intensive fabrics. The fabric requires copious amounts of water across its production three processes that include growing of the cotton, dyeing and finishing the material, and finally texturising the product. This... Read more

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

"A new luxury or premium look is giving the traditional five-pocket denim a life beyond basics. New denim makers are responding to the changing mindset of consumers who now prefer brands that offer comfortable styles and designs besides using sustainable fabrics and adopting responsible manufacturing practices."  ... Read more

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

 
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Outland Denim opens new production facility with Jeanologia Technology

Outland Denim-the Australia-based brand recently opened a new stand-alone 23,600-square-foot wa... Read more

Wrangler launches new denim with foam-dye technology

Wrangler, a part of Kontoor Brands, Inc, has introduced new denim dyed with foam, an innovative... Read more

Amsterdam Denim Days this month

Amsterdam Denim Days will be held on October 25 to 26, 2019. Amsterdam Denim Days is a denim an... Read more

Denim brands respond to consumer demand for street wear

The denim market in the US is more competitive than ever. The rise of athletic wear has not tot... Read more

Vidalia brings back selvedge denim to the US

Vidalia is going to revive selvedge denim production in the United States. The company has boug... Read more

New Delhi hosts Tantu seminar

Tantu’s recent seminar in New Delhi, was dedicated to highlighting the problems in jeans ... Read more

11th Bangladesh Denim Expo to give insights on Bangladesh apparel industry

The 11th edition of the Bangladesh Denim Expo will provide an insight into the capabilities of ... Read more

Milan Fashion Week hosts conference to unveil Denim Institute Milano

The Milan Fashion Week hosted a conference to unveil the Denim Institute Milano on September 19... Read more

Artistic Denim Mills aims for a green supply chain

Artistic Denim Mills (ADM) aims at 100 per cent sustainability through the entire supply chain.... Read more

Denim company Madewell ‘s sales up 32 per cent

Madewell’s sales in 2018 were up 32 per cent compared to 2017. The denim company makes po... Read more

Phytogen renews partnership with Cotton Incorporated’s recycling program

Building on a successful first year, PhytoGen, the U.S. cottonseed brand of Corteva Agriscience... Read more

F&F uses upgraded Lycra for contour jeans

F&F will incorporate Lycra T400 fiber with EcoMade technology into the F&F Contour Jean... Read more

Japan hosts denim event next March

Denimandjeans will be held in Japan, March 4 to 5, 2020. The trade show will primarily focus o... Read more

Levi Strauss cuts down on water use

Levi Strauss is implementing a strategy aimed at significantly reducing overall water use. Supp... Read more

Chinos Holdings to split Madewell denim brand from J Crew

Chinos Holdings plans to split the Madewell denim brand from J Crew as the company plans to rai... Read more

Wrangler launches archival garments

Wrangler has launched archival garments in partnership with Fred Segal. Wrangler is a heritage... Read more

Influencers promote denim brands

Denim mills are tapping into social media influencers’ vast and information-seeking audie... Read more

Old Navy to double store count in North America

Gap Inc's Old Navy brand plans to double its store count in North America as the apparel retail... Read more

Texworld Denim Paris to open next week

Texworld Denim Paris will be held September 16 to September 19, 2019. Among the participants ar... Read more

Kingpins holds 4th edition of China road show

The 4th edition of Kingpins China City Tour was held in Guangzhou (September 4) and Hangzhou (S... Read more

US jeans imports from China down 11 per cent

US blue denim apparel imports from China fell 11.01 per cent in this year till July. The drop i... Read more

Bangladesh denim show in November

Bangladesh Denim Expo will be held from November 5 to 6, 2019. The expo covers all aspects of t... Read more

Spanx launches new range of fall denim

Spanx has launched a new range of fall denims. Each pair of these Spanx jeans is designed with ... Read more