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World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

"The focus of most denim brands in 2020 will be on sustainability as they introduce new initiatives to eliminate hazardous chemicals such as per- and polyfluorinated chemicals from their supply chains. Pioneering this campaign is G-Star, the Dutch denim brand which henceforth plans to use only 100 per cent sustainably ... Read more

A great year ahead for the Turel Group as demand for machines grows

A great year ahead for the Turel Group as demand for machines grows

Banking on the growing demand for its machines, Turel Group expects 2020 to be a great year for the company.Viraf Turel, Chairman expounds on the company’s operations, future plans and the market in Ludhiana   Unperturbed by the economic recession, the Turel Group of companies grew by 20 per cent in 2019. ... Read more

Education, awareness to fuel use of recycled fibers in denim making

Education, awareness to fuel use of recycled fibers in denim making

"The focus on recycled fibers at the Spring/Summer 2021 Kingpins New York edition, once again highlighted the importance of recycling in fashion. As Ozge Ozsoy, Marketing Chief of Bossa noted recently, fashion industry’s interest in recycling is growing with brands taking many steps to lessen their negative impac... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global…

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global makers

"Two topics currently dominate denim manufacturers list of priorities as of now: the US-China trade war and sustainability. Denim manufacturers are not only adapting their operations in reaction to the US-China tariff war but also maintaining a razor-sharp focus on sustainability. They are developing new strategies to ... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Scott Morrison, Founder and President of American denim brand 3X1 views jeans as one of the dirtiest garments produced by the fashion industry. The designer, who has been at the forefront of the high-end denim movement in America since its inception at the end of 20th century, owns three denim brands: Paper Denim &... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Brands introduced a bunch of initiatives for ensuring sustainability in denim manufacturing, these drove up the cost of the garment. So the real challenge before Morrision was to offer customers a more sustainable solution at much closer price value proposition. He believes, though people are interested in being carbo... Read more

Comfort still rules denim as brands innovative with style, design feat…

Comfort still rules denim as brands innovative with style, design features

The average five-pocket jean is going through a transformation with denim brands and designers taking creativity to new levels through innovative fabrics and designs. Increasing competition from the athleisure category has made denim brands realise the need to innovate their offerings in order to stay relevant in a com... Read more

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

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Lee tests sustainable production methods for denim

Lee is testing sustainable production methods together with a series of new technologies and ma... Read more

Global denim jeans grows four per cent

The denim jeans market worldwide is growing by 4.3 per cent. Within Europe, Germany will add to... Read more

US denim imports declines in 2019

US denim apparel imports fell by 3.16 per cent in 2019. Mexico’s denim shipments to the U... Read more

Kingpins Transformers gets new identity as Transformers Foundation

Kingpins Transformers is now the Transformers Foundation. As a foundation, Transformers will ac... Read more

US jeans imports from China falls, Vietnam sees a rise

Women’s and girls’ jeans imports into the US have seen dramatic swings in 2019. Jea... Read more

Premiere Vision in Paris presents low impact fabrics

Première Vision was held in Paris from February 11 to 13, 2020. Some exhibiting denim ma... Read more

Denimsandjeans Japan rescheduled

Shortly after the announcement to postpone the premiere of denim fabrics trade show Denimsandje... Read more

US jeans imports fall three per cent in 2019

In 2019, US jeans imports declined 3.16 per cent. The balance of power in denim manufacturing t... Read more

C&A partners Paikstan textile mill for Beluga denim

An off-white denim created by retailer C&A, Pakistan textile mill Rajby Textiles and circul... Read more

Wrangler goes fully sustainable

By 2025 Wrangler hopes to source all cotton in its garments entirely from sustainable productio... Read more

Denim offers Bangladesh great prospects

Bangladesh’s next business is denim. With the huge demand from global retailers and brand... Read more

C&A introduces Platinum denim fabric

C&A has introduced the first Cradle to Cradle Certified Platinum denim fabric. The denim wa... Read more

Vitoni adds new automated features to jeans machines

The new Vitoni automated jeans machine includes an automatic pocket creasing machine, a pocket ... Read more

Lee introduces denim made minus water

Denim brand Lee is introducing a new signature denim collection that is made without using wate... Read more

Levi’s to open 100 stores in 2020

Levi Strauss is set to open 100 stores in 2020, as the denim giant is seeing strong gains on th... Read more

UK Denim Premiere Vision show presents sustainable themes

Denim Premiere Vision was held in the UK, December 3 to 4, 2019. The major theme at the event w... Read more

Denim companies to showcase this March in Mumbai

The next edition of Denim Show will be held from March 19-21, 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre ... Read more

Figuring out the meaning of sustainability

Kingpins Founder Andrew Olah says sustainability has been bandied about too freely. But adding ... Read more

Denim Première Vision in Berlin scheduled for November

Denim Première Vision will have take place in Berlin from November 24 to 25, 2020. The t... Read more

Stella McCartney launches new collection of biodegradable jeans

UK fashion designer Stella McCartney has launched a new collection of biodegradable jeans in pa... Read more

Diesel Partners to develop sustainable denim strategy

Diesel, the Italian denim brand has partnered sustainability and communications consultancy com... Read more

Japan edition of Denimsandjeans show in March

Denimsandjeans will be held in Japan from March 4 to 5, 2020. This is the first edition of the ... Read more

US jeans imports down three per cent

US jeans imports from the world were down 3.05 per cent for the year to date through November. ... Read more