THREADS for Meaningful Change in 2023 and Beyond
By Chelsea Murtha, AAFA Director of Sustainability | February 2, 2023
2022 saw an unprecedented level of policymaking that affected, and often targeted, the apparel and footwear industry. 2023 is shaping up to be an even busier year.
Cone Denim Extends Sourcing-Verification Partnership With Oritain
North Carolina denim maker Cone Denim is extending its partnership with traceability and product-testing company Oritain.
Triarchy Resort 2023 Shines With Elevated, Responsibly Constructed Denim
Triarchy’s Resort 2023 collection elevates denim to a luxury level with classic silhouettes and elegant details while aligning with the brand’s lofty, sustainable expectations.
Embracing Responsibility While Building a Profitable Business
How are denim businesses aligning the need to sell products while also manufacturing more responsibly made, longer-lasting goods and encouraging consumers to make repairs that give new life to secondhand pieces?
IndigoLast Takes Its Place Alongside NYDJ’s Other Eco-Friendly Collections
NYDJ—formerly known as Not Your Daughter’s Jeans—has unveiled a new eco-friendly wash called IndigoLast that will take its place alongside the brand’s BlackLast and BlueLast eco-friendly collections.
With the Relaunch of Daily Blue, the Godfather of Denim Will Never Retire
Adriano Goldschmied, the pioneering Italian premium-denim designer, is coming full circle with his Daily Blue line. The new looks are a take on his early ’70s venture into jeans.
Tencel and Jeanologia Define Simple Pleasures Through the Joy of Denim
For the sixth edition of their partnership on the Sustainable Denim Wardrobe, Lenzing and Jeanologia examined methods of bringing joy to clothing. The partnership brings a sustainable approach to manufacturing in the quest for more ecologically sound denim.
New L.A. Lifestyle Line Looks to Greener Future
Fashion and society exist in symbiotic relationship and change in tandem. Losano, a new sustainable luxury-apparel brand, has entered the market focused on a conscious consumer who puts “people and planet above all else.”
The Corrosive Impact of Counterfeits Trafficked Across Platforms
Today, criminal networks and nefarious operators have flooded online platforms with counterfeit products, duping unsuspecting consumers, destroying brands’ reputations, and jeopardizing the health and safety of consumers and workers alike.
Personal Threads: The FIDM DEBUT Show
Fashion has always been personal. Whether it is a vintage item handed down to you from a family member, a special purchase for yourself or a gift from a friend, what you choose to wear can be unique to you, or you can make it distinctive depending on how you wear it.
Denim Textile Trends
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.
Industry Focus: Denim - Denim Experts Weigh In on Design, Responsible Manufacturing, Vintage
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?
Taelor Poised to Expand With Recent Round of Pre-seed Funding
With the continuing rise of thrifting and secondhand clothing, the apparel-rental market has seen growth as more consumers look for innovative ways to shop sustainable and reduce the amount of clothing produced.
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.