Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint.
Curbing excess use of water
A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more
Competition in the $60 billion global jeans market is heating up with major denim brands chalking out robust expansion plans. While Levi Strauss & Co. is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise about $587 million, VF Corp plans to hive-off Wrangler and Lee into new entity Kontoor Brands. Gap and Old Nav... Read more
"Even as joggers and leggings have emerged as the top fashion bottom worldwide, the classic appeal of jeans along with new styles continues to attract consumers. A top reason for this is the addition of stretch to both men’s and women’s jeans. And Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, NPD Group credits str... Read more
"The 4th edition of Texworld Denim the trade show for sourcing denim textiles and clothing, part of the Fairland of Fashion, Paris, attracted around 30 exhibitors from major countries in the denim sector including Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey. The show attracted ready-to-wear labels that weavers ... Read more
The trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, under the Fairyland for Fashion umbrella maintain their significance as an international business platform for the fashion industry. This year around 13,929 visitors attended this mega event, a 2.35 per cent increase over previous years.
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"Designers today are equipped with the right mindset and tools to face the rapidly changing manufacturing and retail landscapes. In a panel discussion at Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas recently, experts set out to further streamline some of the sector’s confusion. The panel titled, “Fashion Design Is All Ab... Read more
"To whet consumers’ appetites for perfectly damaged jeans, Levi’s has been selling denim customised by Aldridge, rapper Snoop Dogg, actress Sasha Lane, surfer Kelly Slater, tattoo artist Dr. Woo, basketball star Blake Griffin and others. Model Lily Aldridge, Vice President of technical innovation for Levi's... Read more
"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more
"Statistics from the Directorate-General of the European Commission Eurostat reveal Bangladesh denim exports to the EU, during January-August 2018, increased 4.23 per cent to reach €917.14 million compared to the same period last year. The country’s denim manufacturers saw a healthy rise in exports to the US... Read more
"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more
"According to the US Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), from January to September 2018, Bangladesh witnessed a 14.20 per cent increase in its export earnings to the US; i.e. from $367.10 million to $419.21 million during the same period of 2017. China on the other hand earned a $683 million from exports a hike of ... Read more
"Kanoria Chemicals & Industries, which manufactures two million meters of denim fabric per month plans to ramp up its capacity to 27 million meters per month in the next three years. “We serve all mainstream brands such as: Otto Group, Inditex, TCP, TEDDY, H&M, Levis, VF Corp, and niche markets of the wor... Read more
"A global leader in denim fabric Prosperity Textile has introduced multi fiber types. These are different fibers like cotton, Tencel, polyester rayon, etc, blended together to improve performance and the features. The company, founded in 1999 in China, will also start operating its Vietnam unit from next month. The uni... Read more
Prosperity Textile, one of the main denim producers worldwide, launched one of the most interesting and sustainable-oriented Itema technologies, iSAVER equipped on the Itema R95002 denim.
This new technology completely eliminates the left-hand weft waste, allowing the insertion of the weft yarns in the fabric without ... Read more
"After going through a distressed period, the denim industry is now on an upswing. As a recent study by P&S Market Research indicates, global jeans sales reached $40 billion in 2016, and are expected to exceed $87 billion by 2023. Data from Edited suggests retailers have started to refocus on their denim assortment... Read more