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After losing a generation of American jeans-wearers, Levi’s is recapturing its cool

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When Chip Bergh was a middle-schooler growing up in suburban New York, he made his mother drive him to the next town over to buy a pair of rigid Levi’s 501s. Back then, the now-60-year-old Levi’s CEO says, the jeans brand had a deep meaning to American kids. “In the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s, this brand was America,” Bergh recalls. “You know, it was James Dean, Marilyn Monroe.” Bergh’s.... Read More at quartzy.qz

Runway Alert: Deconstructed Denim

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The convergence of streetwear and fashion was evident on the Fall/Winter 18-19 runway as designers ground their collections with deconstructed denim. Designers broke down the basic elements of jeans wear, creating deconstructed looks that combined denim with fabrics from sportswear, activewear.... Read More at sourcingjournal

How Robin’s Jeans Became a Cult Classic in Denim

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It’s often hard to stand out in a sea of indigo, but Robin’s Jeans has done just that. Since launching in 2005, the Los Angeles–based brand has become renowned for its innovative washes and glammed up denim, so much so that its name has even been dropped in hip-hop lyrics. The company’s apparel and accessories for men, women and children mixes Western Americana and Native... Read More at sourcingjournal

That's Nudie Jeans recipe for success

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On the occasion of our SUSTAINABLE ISSUE, we talked to several experts and insiders that are dealing with sustainability in fashion to shed light on as many topics as possible from different perspectives. Two of them were co-founders Palle Stenberg and Joakim Levin from swedish brand Nudie Jeans, who told us about the possibility of repairing old jeans and embracing capitalism at the same time... Read More at sportswear-international

HNST Ushers in an Era for Trendy Sustainable Denim

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What if consumers had a way to close the loop with their used denim? That’s an eco-friendly offering HNST wants to provide to consumers so their discarded jeans don’t end up in landfills. Created by Tom Duhoux, the Belgium-based denim label’s roots involve a 2017 collection campaign, where consumers were able to drop off their unworn or old jeans at more than 80 collecting.... Read More at carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers

Bestseller’s Only Brand Launches Black Forever Denim by Soorty

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Delivering a mix of innovation, craftsmanship and expertise to consumers in the BLACK FOREVER collection, a new vision has arrived for denim. In the collaboration with LENZING™ Modal Black,  Soorty and ONLY take the brand’s DNA to a next level.  Now the launch of ecological denim utilizing new fashionable and sustainable solutions is available in a variety of applications – jeans, skirts, tops... Read More at carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers

Success! 8th Bangladesh Denim Expo – Re-Cap

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The 8th edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo, which took place on the 9th and 10th of May, 2018, at International Convention Center, Bashundhara in Dhaka was a huge success. The response of buyers, retailers, and local manufacturers was impresive. During the expo, global apparel buyers and retailers praised Bangladesh’s progress in denim industry, especially the introduction of technology.... Read More at denimology

Denim exports to US rise 9.55pc

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Being the third largest denim exporter to the US, Bangladesh’s denim exports to the US market saw a 9.55 percent growth in 2017 compared to the same period a year ago. The country’s export income from denim products soared to $507.92 million in 2017 from $463.61 million in 2016, official... Read More at daily-sun

US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

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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... Read More at fashionatingworld

Denim Transparency Takes Center Stage at Kingpins Transformers

Denim Transparency Takes Center Stage at Kingpins Transformers
As product accountability takes the driver’s seat now more than ever, Kingpins Transformers is equipping industry members with events, expertise and tools to help them advance supply chain transparency. This Spring.. Read More at carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers

Belgian jeans is "most sustainable in the world'

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Antwerp entrepreneur Tom Duhoux has revealed his own denim brand called HNST and it presents itself as the world’s most sustainable jeans brand. Save 6,000 liters of water per jeans The collection of 8 different designs.. Read More at retaildetail

That’s Massive! Pakistan denim exports to US climbs 36.52%

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midst plummeting textile and apparel exports, Pakistan noted a massive surge in its denim trouser exports to the US during January to February 2018 period. The country marked a staggering 36.52 per cent growth on the Year... Read More at apparelresources

Demand for Prosperity Textiles Denim is Up and Rising

DEMAND FOR PROSPERITY TEXTILES DENIM IS UP AND RISING
In its 23 years as a fabric producer, China-based Prosperity Textile has more than lived up to the literal meaning of its moniker. The denim fabric manufacturer, Prosperity Textile,  is a “successful and thriving” industry leader... Read More at carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers

Levi's is suing Chinese companies for trademark infringement...

Levis is suing Chinese

Levi Strauss & Co is suing two companies in China over trademark infringement for using its iconic double arch on jeans. The company is seeking the destruction of the products and $47,000 in damages. The lawsuit... Read More at businessinsider

Levi’s working towards a green manufacturing model

Levis working towards a green manufacturing
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... Read More at fashionatingworld

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New fashion brand is changing the rules of women's denim

Pretty Denim, new Canadian luxury denim line, has created a denim collection that boldly addresses a significant style gap... Read More at newswire

Arvind launches 4 new lines!

Discover the 4 new lines of Arvind BOOMERANG™ Arvind’s line of premium stretch denim with great recovery. The BOOMERANG.... Read More at denimpremierevision

How Billiam Jeans Is Preparing for a White Oak Shortage

Denim trends come and go, but Billiam Jeans stands behind the classic look of blue jeans and a white T-shirt. The brand... Read More at sourcingjournal

ISKO at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

ISKO, a leading, global denim ingredient brand, showcases the future of responsible denim at the Copenhagen Fashion:... Read More at texdata

Archroma Becomes A Contributor To The House Of Denim Foundation

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has entered a partnership with the House of Denim Foundation... Read More at textileworld

Fashion SVP to launch denim segment

The London-based apparel-sourcing trade show, Fashion SVPwill launch Source Denim, a boutique-size segment dedicated... Read More at fashionatingworld

Denim show to host weavers

Denim Premiere Vision will take place in France, May 23 to 24, 2018. The show will host 72 exhibitors, of whom 50 per cent are.... Read More at fashionatingworld

NYDJ Hires New CFO; Debuts Body Positive Campaign

NYDJ is adding even more denim industry experience to its team. The women’s denim label named... Read More at sourcingjournal

Kingpins Transformers Make a Case for Greater Transparency in Denim

Though it may still be unclear just how much information consumers need about their jeans... Read More at sourcingjournal

Invista Introduces Lycra T400 with EcoMade

Invista is advancing its sustainable initiatives with its latest innovation, Lycra T400 with EcoMade technology... Read More at sourcingjournal

Lenzing and Jeanologia produce capsule denim collection

Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated to produce a capsule collection called Blues & Hues... Read More at fashionatingworld

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performance denim collection... Read More at fashionatingworld

US men’s jeans imports up six per cent

From January to February 2018, China, Mexico and Bangladesh were the top three denim exporters... Read More at fashionatingworld

American-Made Selvedge Denim Is Dead, Long Live...

America’s last selvedge denim factory has closed, but brands are still cashing in. In October of last... Read More at gq

Isko develops selvedge

Denim manufacturer Isko has produced a new version of selvedge by combining pure craftsmanship... Read More at fashionatingworld

Wrangler Turns to Sustainable Farming to Cultivate...

For Wrangler, sustainable farming is helping to drive a more sustainable supply chain for its denim... Read More at fashionatingworld

Levi Strauss net revenues up 22 per cent

For Q1 Levi Strauss’ net revenues increased 22 per cent on a reported basis and 16 per cent in favorable.... Read More at fashionatingworld

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