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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

Growing demand sees new innovations in black denim

Growing demand sees new innovations in black denim

"Over the past few seasons, there has been growing interest in black denim, from the trucker jackets to dresses and regular five-pocket jeans. The consumer today desires a garment that stays black even after multiple washes, providing that benefit of a lasting product. SuperCharged Noir collection strives to provide ex... Read more

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

"The recent edition of Denim Première Vision brought to fore many developments in the denim sector. Global companies such as Bossa, Kilim and Berto presented fabrics made with fiber from post-consumer recycled denim. A panel discussion was devoted to the developments in post-consumer recycled denim (PCRD) and be... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

Denim makes a splash with innovations and new trends

Denim makes a splash with innovations and new trends

"Casual denim, in the last few years, has given way to a more relaxed wear such as yoga pants and jeggings. People prefer to buy latest fabric technology such as five-pocket trousers in extra stretch materials and trendier style variations. The industry is innovating denim with renewed focus. Designers are developing c... Read more

Denim regaining its lost charm globally with 6 % upward CAGR till 2023

Denim regaining its lost charm globally with 6 % upward CAGR till 2023

"Denim industry, valued at more than $57 billion, will experience an annual growth rate upward of 6 percent till 2023, according to the recent P&S Market Research report. The reason for this stupendous growth is the innovative and advanced status of manufacturers and buyers as they look for denim that does more whi... Read more

Environment activists call out Levi’s as a major polluter

Environment activists call out Levi’s as a major polluter

"In a new report, ‘Too Deadly To Wear: Levi’s Pollution, the Booming Fashion Industry and Its Role in Deaths from Air Pollution and Climate Change,’ Stand.earth calls out the fashion industry in general and Levi Strauss, in particular, as having an outsized role in the deadly impact of climate change ... Read more

Blue Jeans Go Green Programme gives new lease of life to used denim

Blue Jeans Go Green Programme gives new lease of life to used denim

When denim is worn out, consumers tend to dump old clothes but now denim makers have a new way of reusing used denim. The Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling programme gives new purpose to old denim. Roian Atwood, Director – Sustainability, Wrangler points out that in 2017, the company contributed more than 43,00... Read more

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

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Isko organises fifth edition of educational project

Isko held the fifth edition of its educational project, Isko Iskool Denim Award, in Milan&rsquo... Read more

Turkish denim mill Orta Anadolu launches Zeromax

Turkish denim mill Orta Anadolu has launched Zeromax from the company’s fabric segment. T... Read more

Wrangler joins various eco initiatives

As an apparel manufacturer, Wrangler wants to improve the environmental performance of its prod... Read more

Monforts offers Eco Line for denim finishing

Monforts supplies finishing range for the denim industry. Monforts’ Eco Line for denim is... Read more

Bangladesh needs to focus on producing blended denim

In 2017 Bangladesh’s exports of denim products to the US grew 9.55 per cent compared to 2... Read more

Smaller labels may bear the brunt of EU tariff on US denim

As the EU imposes counter tariffs on American denim, the US side of the industry remains on edg... Read more

Levi Strauss records double digit growth

Levi Strauss’ Q2 results beat the company’s own expectations with a third straight ... Read more

ARD focusing on improving denim’s image

Alliance for Responsible Denim (ARD) is taking steps to make the denim industry more sustainabl... Read more

Levi Strauss revenues up 17 per cent in Q2

For the Q2 Levi Strauss revenues rose 17 per cent. The San Francisco-based company delivered it... Read more

Now, a denim school in Italy to teach the nuances of the fabric

A denim school has opened in Italy to offer students hands-on lessons and opportunities to lear... Read more

New technologies showcased at UK’s Source Denim show

Source Denim was held in the UK from June 26 to 27. Around 20-odd denim players, ranging from m... Read more

Only launches black denim in collaboration with Lenzing

Forever Black is a denim line from Bestseller’s brand Only. These black jeans have been c... Read more

Bangalore to host 2nd denimandjeans show

The second edition of Denimsandjeans will be held in Bangalore on August 1 to 2. The annual eve... Read more

Arvind working towards making jeans with no cotton

Arvind is pursuing more environmentally responsible alternatives to cotton, the leading materia... Read more

Simply Be launches new range of sustainable jeans

Simply Be has become the first UK retailer to launch new jeans made from a blend of cotton and ... Read more

Marc Nelson Denim launches whiskey-infused denims

Tennessee-based men’s wear brand Marc Nelson Denim has launched whiskey-infused denim whi... Read more

Indian denim grows by leaps and bounds

The ever-growing denim market in India is on a roll. An organised retail sector, a young popula... Read more

Denim Expert joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The first Bangladeshi manufacturer to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Denim Exper... Read more

Bangladesh becomes a major hub for denim products

According to Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) currently 31 denim manufacturing mills... Read more

UBM Fashion launches new marketplace

UBM Fashion recently launched its first combined NY Men’s and Women’s marketplace. ... Read more

Focus on brand transparency at Kingpins Transformers

“Transparency isn’t new, but people want more information and this will become the ... Read more

Denim show in Vietnam

The summer of 2018 will witness international denim show in Vietnam, the third edition of Denim... Read more

Cone Denim introduces sustainable lyocell fibers

Cone Denim recently announced to expand its S Gene collection with TENCEL x REFIBRA branded lyo... Read more