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INDUSTRY ISSUES

Identifying Denim’s Most Important Challenges

By Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Writer | June 27, 2024

What denim supply-chain challenge is most pressing and preventing the industry from operating efficiently? - SPONSORED BY Star Fades International

Levi’s Reports Growth in Q2 Performance With Strength in DTC

Levi’s Reports Growth in Q2 Performance With Strength in DTC

San Francisco–based Levi Strauss & Co. reported financial results for second quarter 2024, which ended May 26, nearly six months after the January appointment of president and CEO Michelle Gass.

Johnny Was Imbues Its Bohemian Spirit Into New Denim Collection

Johnny Was Imbues Its Bohemian Spirit Into New Denim Collection

Founded 30 years ago, Johnny Was swiftly became the torchbearer for all things “bohemian.” In its newest collection, the brand has finally—seamlessly—blended that ethos with its first denim line. Using ultra-soft indigo Tencel and organic cotton across six silhouettes, all are made utilizing natural-wear patterns and dye processes free from harmful chemicals.

Hyosung to Reveal Latest Sustainable Developments at Kingpins NYC

Hyosung to Reveal Latest Sustainable Developments at Kingpins NYC

Denim may be one of fashion’s oldest fabrics, but it is as susceptible to change as everything else.

New Blues: The Denim Industry Heads Into 2024

New Blues: The Denim Industry Heads Into 2024

As we begin 2024, what priorities in design, sourcing and/or manufacturing will determine the direction of the denim industry throughout the year?

FW2425 Denim Trends: Crafted for the Future

FW2425 Denim Trends: Crafted for the Future

The most straightforward way to make new jeans that pollute less? Repurposing existing pieces that are cut, patched and reassembled into new volumes and drape.

Adriano Goldschmied Pushes Denim’s Evolution Through Past Lessons

Adriano Goldschmied Pushes Denim’s Evolution Through Past Lessons

After a 50-year career in the denim industry, Adriano Goldschmied is ready for a change. The “Godfather of Denim” has relaunched House of Gold, the agency that he founded in 2014.

Lee x Daydreamer Honors Denim Heritage With Updated Classics

Lee x Daydreamer Honors Denim Heritage With Updated Classics

Heritage denim brand Lee has chosen Los Angeles–based, female-founded brand Daydreamer as a partner to create refreshed approaches to its classic styles for a limited-edition women’s collection.

SFI Continues Expansion Globally and With New Product Categories

SFI Continues Expansion Globally and With New Product Categories

“So near yet so far” is an age-old expression for something just out of reach, but thanks to Star Fades International so near is actually getting much nearer.

Industry Focus: Denim - The Style, Manufacturing Trends That Will Become Classic Denim Staples

Industry Focus: Denim - The Style, Manufacturing Trends That Will Become Classic Denim Staples

Industry Focus: Denim. What current denim trend do you foresee becoming a classic, and what do you believe the next fresh, groundbreaking trend will be?

Jeanologia Aspires to Make the Most Sustainable Jeans

Jeanologia Aspires to Make the Most Sustainable Jeans

Water may be the most plentiful substance on earth, but as most of it is seawater, the life-giving liquid remains a precious commodity. Reducing its consumption in garment finishing is the key mission of Jeanologia, a Spain-based leader in sustainable technology that can reduce water usage in garment finishing to 1 percent of the amount used in conventional methods.

The Iconic Levi’s 501 Jean Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

The Iconic Levi’s 501 Jean Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

The iconic five-pocket blue jean invented by Levi Strauss turns the big one-five-oh...

Cone Denim Extends Sourcing-Verification Partnership With Oritain

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 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

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?

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