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INDUSTRY ISSUES

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?

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

Goldschmied Introduces Denim Capsule Made with Lenzing Refibra

At the Oct. 25–26 run of Kingpins Amsterdam, denim designer Adriano Goldschmied introduced a denim capsule collection made with Refibra, a newly launched fiber developed by Lenzing AG, the makers of Tencel.

1denim Hopes to Make Jeans for All

1denim Hopes to Make Jeans for All

People come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often denim brands do not outfit them all. That was what designer Elizabeth Bae thought when she decided to launch the 1denim brand with a mission to offer a wide and an inclusive range of sizes for men and women.

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

ITG Closing Cone’s White Oak Denim Mill

After 112 years in operation, Cone Denim’s White Oak mill in Greensboro, N.C., will close at the end of the year.

Citizens of Humanity Management Buys Back Company From Private Equity Investors

Citizens of Humanity’s executive management team and private investors pooled their money together to buy back the portion of the company owned by private-equity investor Berkshire Partners and cofounder Jerome Dahan.

Billiam Jeans: Building High-End Denim One Jean at a Time

On a recent weekday afternoon, denim loyalists trickle into a small store in a nondescript strip shopping center in Greenville, S.C. They’ve come to be measured and fitted for custom-made jeans or they are anxiously waiting to pick up their finished product.

Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

Japan’s Edwin Denim brand to Unveil Adriano Goldschmied Line for US

In its 70th anniversary year, Japanese denim powerhouse Edwin Co. Ltd. opened a U.S. creative studio and is bringing in jeans legend Adriano Goldschmied to design a collection for the U.S. market.

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

Edgemine Goes Premium with Evidnt Los Angeles

After more than 20 years in fashion, the Edgemine company launched its first denim line intended for a women’s premium-denim market.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Candiani, Albiate 1830 and Matias Showcase Italian Denim Innovation in L.A.

Albiate 1830, the denim division of Bergamo, Italy–based Italian mill Gruppo Albini, and Italian denim mill Candiani joined forces to create FineFusions, a collection that showcases “top Italian heritage, cutting-edge thinking and a virtuous spirit.”

True Religion Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

True Religion, once a high-flying premium denim brand so popular its blue jeans were constantly being knocked off by counterfeiters, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 5 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Cone’s S Gene Tech Turns 10

Greensboro, N.C.–based denim mill Cone Denim is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its S Gene dual-core technology.

A New NAFTA Is Having a Ripple Effect in Los Angeles

With changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement in the wind, Los Angeles blue-jeans factories have been fielding more inquiries from denim labels thinking about switching production from Mexico to California.

Premium Denim Line Works With Skingraft Brand to Knock Homeless Crisis

Premium Denim Line Works With Skingraft Brand to Knock Homeless Crisis

Los Angeles County’s homeless crisis has skyrocketed in the past year, with 57,794 individuals counted as homeless by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. It’s an almost 23 percent increase over 2016.

Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Reformation’s Fight Against Toxic Denim

Los Angeles’ Reformation label is one of a handful of companies that has lifted eco-fashion from a cottage industry to a larger scale.

Twin Dragon Introduces New Eco Initiatives for Denim

Gardena, Calif.–based Twin Dragon Marketing Inc. has introduced several new environmental initiatives for 2017 for the company’s denim facilities in Mexico and Asia.

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Cone Highlights New Developments and S/S 2018 Denim Trends at Los Angeles Event

Greensboro, N.C.–based Cone Denim—the heritage denim mill with operations in the U.S., Mexico and China—recently hosted an event in Los Angeles to highlight new developments and preview trends for Spring/Summer 201