By Andrew Asch | June 27, 2019
For years, denim reigned as the unrivaled monarch of the market for casual styles.
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.
Cruise collections offer plenty of denim ideas, from updates on silhouettes to subtle details and evolved washes.
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. reported that second-quarter revenues were up across all brands, regions and key product categories with sales rising 5 percent to $1.3 billion.
Another new interim CEO is named at True Religion.
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 & 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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’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.