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Industry Focus: Denim - Denim Experts Weigh In on Design, Responsible Manufacturing, Vintage

By Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Writer | June 30, 2022

As fashion embraces vintage-jean styles and the resale segment booms, are there any elements of classic denim making that you still love and can align with the modern need for responsible manufacturing?

Denim Textile Trends

Denim Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Fashion Snoops: Denim’s Craft Revival

Fashion Snoops: Denim’s Craft Revival

For decades, crafted denim was a topic for a niche audience of denim connoisseurs—inside knowledge that felt foreign to the average consumer. Today, an increasing awareness of sustainability and rising consumer interest in heritage and tradition are influencing a denim renaissance that honors the process of creation, putting the focus on the journey of design itself as much as the end result.

Lee and The Hundreds Collaborate for Second Capsule Collection

Lee and The Hundreds Collaborate for Second Capsule Collection

Denim brand Lee has partnered with streetwear brand The Hundreds on a new capsule collection that paves the way for future trends and offers fresh takes on classic silhouettes that combine the heritage of Lee with streetwear aesthetics and bold colors.

Saitex’s Sustainable Plant Aims to Help Bring Back U.S. Manufacturing

Saitex’s Sustainable Plant Aims to Help Bring Back U.S. Manufacturing

The Vietnam-headquartered company Saitex recently opened a denim facility in Vernon, Calif., just south of downtown Los Angeles. Saitex USA, a 52,000-square-foot denim plant, will serve as a factory of the future, said Sanjeev Bahl, the company’s chief executive officer and founder.

Top Denim Messages from CR20 Collections With an Eye Toward CR21

Top Denim Messages from CR20 Collections With an Eye Toward CR21

Cruise collections offer plenty of denim ideas, from updates on silhouettes to subtle details and evolved washes.

Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

Alkhemist Grows L.A. Apparel Industry and Cultivates Cannabis at its Center

With his sights set on the future of using hemp in a variety of goods, James Jeans founder James Chung unveiled one of the first fully licensed and legal cannabis-cultivation facilities in Los Angeles, which he is opening with college friend Conrad Yun.

Levi Strauss & Co. Sees Revenues Rise in Second Quarter

Levi Strauss & Co. reported that second-quarter revenues were up across all brands, regions and key product categories with sales rising 5 percent to $1.3 billion.

True Religion Names a New Interim CEO

Another new interim CEO is named at True Religion.

Denim House Isko to Enter U.S. Performance-Fabrics Market with Vital

Leading denim producer Isko will enter a new market in the United States next month when it introduces Isko Vital, a four-way-stretch fabric that provides compression technology.

Levi Strauss Reported to be Planning an IPO

Levi Strauss & Co, the 145-year-old blue jeans maker in San Francisco, is headed to the stock market to raise between $600 million and $800 million with an IPO next year.

Creora and Bossa Team Up for Xplay

Korean fiber and yarn company Hyosung Corp. and Turkish denim mill Bossa are introducing a new collection of bi-stretch denim at the Nov. 14–15 run of Denim Première Vision in Paris.

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Artisan Cloth’s New L.A. HQ Showcases International mix of Premium Denim

Brad Alden Mowry and Danielle Lee are putting the finishing touches on the new 2,600-square-foot showroom space in downtown Los Angeles for their denim textile company, Artisan Cloth.

Cotton Citizen to Bring Burst of Color to Jeans

Cotton Citizen to Bring Burst of Color to Jeans

Since 2012, the Los Angeles–based Cotton Citizen brand has made a business of dyeing T-shirts and other high-end basics in bright and unique colors. Now the company will extend that color palette to jeans.

True Religion Exits Bankruptcy With Smaller Footprint

True Religion, the Los Angeles company whose jeans were constantly being knocked off by Chinese counterfeiters when the label was a must-have brand, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a smaller retail footprint and cash to move forward.

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