MANUFACTURING

Italian Denim House Candiani Opening R&D Center in Los Angeles

By Alison A. Nieder | November 5, 2015

Early next year, downtown Los Angeles will have a new center for denim research and development when Italian denim mill Candiani Denim opens a new showroom and office space.

Fall/Winter ’17-18 Key Denim Directions by Trendstop

Fall/Winter ’17-18 Key Denim Directions by Trendstop

Denim is transcending its workwear roots. Global fashion forecasting agency Trendstop gave us the lowdown on the major denim trends for Fall/Winter ’17/’18—from key silhouettes to surface finishes.

Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails: Contemporary L.A. to Global Lifestyle Brand

Rails launched with one hat at Fred Segal in 2008 and has since grown into a global lifestyle brand. Rooted in classic silhouettes reinterpreted with a relaxed, contemporary aesthetic, the brand takes its inspiration from the laid-back lifestyle of LA.

McGuire Denim Expands Into Sportswear

McGuire Denim Expands Into Sportswear

McGuire Denim is known for its glossy take on heritage denim, and this Fall, with a foray into sportswear, the brand is poised for growth.

Kristopher Enuke: A New Take on the 5-Pocket Jean

Kristopher Enuke: A New Take on the 5-Pocket Jean

Kristopher Enuke is launching a chic new look for denim this fall. The veteran Los Angeles designer’s namesake label challenges the traditional five-pocket jean with a unique fashion and fit sensibility.

Levi’s Partners With Recycled-Cotton Start-Up

Levi Strauss & Co. has created a jean made from post-consumer recycled cotton.

Jeanologia Software Release Aimed at Faster Laser Finishing in Production

Spanish laser equipment maker Jeanologia has introduced eMark 3.0, the latest release for its laser-finishing software, created to help production designers maximize speed and creativity.

Kingpins Transformers Tackles Industry Waste in Latest Roundtable Series

Kingpins Transformers Tackles Industry Waste in Latest Roundtable Series

Cotton is compostable; polyester is forever. That was the message at a recent roundtable discussion hosted by denim trade show Kingpins.

WHY by Kingpins Branding Show Debuts in Amsterdam

WHY by Kingpins Branding Show Debuts in Amsterdam

During the April 13–14 run of the Kingpins denim supply chain show in Amsterdam, organizers launched a new sister trade show focused on the branding side of the supply chain.

Kingpins Amsterdam Show Draws International Crowd

Kingpins returned to Amsterdam for its fifth run at the Westergasfabriek, where the trade show bowed alongside a new branding show organized by Kingpins as well as a consumer event called Denim Days, which gives retailers, brands and textile mills a chance to meet with end consumers.

Consumers and Trade Mix at Amsterdam Denim Days

Consumers and Trade Mix at Amsterdam Denim Days

After the Kingpins trade show wrapped up its two-day run in Amsterdam, textile representatives, designers and denimheads got a chance to celebrate their love of all things denim at Blueprint, a two-day festival held during Amsterdam Denim Days, a week-long, city-wide event featuring workshops, seminars, sales and parties.

Denim With Less Water Demonstrated, Discussed at Calik Event at ECO PRK

Denim With Less Water Demonstrated, Discussed at Calik Event at ECO PRK

To get the perfect washed jean, denim makers put pants through multiple wash cycles.

Grlfrnd Denim: Revolve Denim Has a Vintage Look With a Contemporary Fit

Grlfrnd Denim: Revolve Denim Has a Vintage Look With a Contemporary Fit

E-commerce powerhouse Revolve clothing has added another line to its roster with the launch of Grlfrnd denim, a made–in–Los Angeles vintage-inspired denim collection that is produced by Alliance Apparel, the manufacturing business acquired by Revolve last year.

Turkish Denim Mill Bossa Opens Showroom in LA

To celebrate the opening of its new showroom in downtown Los Angeles, Turkish denim mill Bossa hosted a grand opening party and denim trend presentation on Jan. 15.

Denim from the 19th Century to the 21st

Levi Strauss filed the first patent for a distinctive pair of work pant made from a twill fabric in 1873. But denim work pants—or jeans—had been worn even earlier. The Fashion Institute of Technology recently organized “Denim: Fashion’s Frontier,” an exhibition charting the history and evolution of jeans, at the Fashion and Textile History Gallery at the Museum at FIT in New York.

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