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The Bierbaum group of companies is significantly expanding the technology cooperation within its own supply chain for essential parts of bed linen production in 2023. The group is thus reacting to the international framework conditions for German industrial production of bed linen. Sharply rising prices for raw and ingredient materials and in particular the extremely rising gas price lead to drastically changed production costs. The high inflation causes a change in the consumer climate in Germany and is reflected in the form of significant volume reductions in the very price-competitive bed linen market.

Next urged to address supply chain issues

LONDON – Workers’ rights organisation Labour Behind the Label (LBL) and environmental non-profit Share Action have expressed concerns regarding the manner in which fashion brand Next has managed worker-related incidents within its supply chain.

Inditex signs €100m deal with Infinited Fiber Company

Inditex, the parent company of Zara, has announced a new partnership with circular textile startup Infinited Fiber Company in a supply arrangement worth more than 100 million euros.

Bangladesh moving up the value chain

There was a time when Bangladesh’s apparel export was more or less concentrated on a handful of items (as per reports, around 73 per cent of its total exports revolved around five basic items including T-shirts, trousers, sweaters and formal shirts).

BOGNER presents FIRE+ICE Fall/Winter Collection 2022

For the autumn/winter season 2022, FIRE+ICE is further developing both sides of BOGNER's collection: function and performance. Bold colors, modern prints, technical materials and fashionable silhouettes create looks for luxurious fashion metropoles as well as mountain resorts.

Zara collaborates with Good American on US capsule and pop-up

Spanish fashion chain Zara has revealed a new collaboration with Good American, a clothing brand co-founded by reality star Khloé Kardashian, in the form of a size inclusive capsule for the US market.

RadiciGroup closes 2021 with positive results

With total sales of EUR 1.508 million generated by over 30 production and sales units in Europe, Asia and America, RadiciGroup closed its 2021 financial year with positive results, despite the difficulties due to the lingering effects of the pandemic and the steep increase in the cost of raw materials and energy, especially during the latter part of the year.

Artistic Milliners’ $60 Million Factory Boosts Efficiency

Artistic Milliners is expanding its presence in Pakistan with a new $60 million state-of-the-art facility that follows through on its values. At full capacity, the 500,000-square-foot facility will employ 3,500 workers—70 percent of which will be women—and boost production capacity by 30 percent.

Crescent Bahümán Introduces Infinite and Sustainable Blue Shades Without Indigo

The vertical denim supplier’s proprietary dyeing technology, Blue Infinity, will launch at Kingpins Amsterdam.

Levi’s $5.8 Billion in Revenue Highest in 24 Years

Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh says the denim giant is at its strongest point “in decades” after it steered through the pandemic’s worst.

Kingpins Amsterdam Show

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Frame debuts its first biodegradable jeans made using virtually no water

Los Angeles-based premium denim brand, Frame, has unveiled PURE, a new 10-piece denim collection made using virtually no water, marking the brand's next step in its commitment to sustainability.

Walmart introduces Zeekit virtual try-on technology to address online fitting woes

Walmart introduces Zeekit virtual try-on technology to address online fitting woes

Primark has reaffirmed to not increase product prices

Primark, the reputed fashion retailer, has, reportedly, reaffirmed that it will not increase its product prices – amidst growing inflation.

The year in fashion 2021 and what’s next in 2022 for fashion, retail, tech and sustainability

The year in fashion 2021 and what’s next in 2022 for fashion, retail, tech and sustainability

Crescent Bahuman Implements PaperTale’s Tracing Solution

Pakistan’s Crescent Bahuman Limited (CBL) is the latest to implement tracing technology at its denim factory.

The last quarter of the year (Q4) remained the most profitable for the US-based apparel retailers as they clocked US $ 58.40 billion in October-December ’21 period as compared with US $ 47.10 billion and US $ 58 billion, respectively, in the same periods

The last quarter of the year (Q4) remained the most profitable for the US-based apparel retailers as they clocked US $ 58.40 billion in October-December ’21 period as compared with US $ 47.10 billion and US $ 58 billion, respectively, in the same periods of 2020 and 2019. It was predicted that the holiday season in 2021 was going to be a ‘sales bonanza’ period for the US retailers as consumers decided to spend on clothing and accessories almost after two years of market sluggishness and the data is evident of the same. As far as the online sale of clothing and accessories is concerned, USA registered a marginal growth of 2 per cent over 2020 in Q3 after a decline of 1 per cent in Q2 of 2021, while the data for Q4 is yet to come! Overall, 8 per cent growth was reported in 2021 over 2020 for first three quarters.

AGI Denim’s Initiatives Accommodate Differently Abled Individuals

With more consumers aware of inclusivity, fashion is becoming more accessible to the differently abled community. This month, Pakistan-based denim mill AGI Denim launched two initiatives in support of individuals with disabilities, including braille-embroidered garments and sign language training for employees.

Global Denim Jeans Market to Reach US$76.1 Billion by the Year 2026

New York, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Denim Jeans Industry"

Netherlands signs a denim agreement with 30 companies to boost circular economy

The Netherlands has taken a step forward in strengthening circular economy concept in denim industry.

Kingpins Interview : Chottani Industries goes Jeanetically Eco Conscious

Chottani has partnered with the WWF, Red Crescent Society and The Citizens Foundation ( TCF ) Schools, as well as some private organizations, to collaborate on many sustainable initiatives including climate change mitigation, organic cotton growing, natural habitat biodiversity, adopting and conservation of critically endangered species in Pakistan, improving livelihoods of fishermen communities and Plantation of Mangrove forests and conservation of surrounding eco systems. We talked with them to learn more about their ‘Jeanetically Eco Conscious’ program.

Clothing demand in Canada declines in April over March; 4 Asian countries tap growth in top 10 tally

After posting significant M-o-M growth from January to March in 2021, Canada’s apparel import was down in April ’21 as compared to the import value registered in March ’21.

US clothing firm Oxford Industries' Q1 FY21 sales grow 66% to $266 mn

Oxford Industries, a US-based leader in the apparel industry, has announced 65.7 per cent sales growth to $265.8 million in its first quarter (Q1) FY21 that ended on May 1, 2021, compared to sales of $160.3 million in the corresponding period of previous fiscal. The company’s net earnings for the quarter was $28.4 million (Q1 FY20: loss $66.7 million).

Turkish denim brand Mavi reports Q1 FY21 sales of TL 759 mn

Mavi, a Turkey-based leading jeans and apparel brand, has reported 96 per cent revenue growth to TL 758.8 million (Turkish lira) in its first quarter (Q1) FY21 ended on April 30, 2021, compared to TL 387.1 million in the corresponding period of previous fiscal. The company’s profit for the quarter rose to TL 36.5 million (Q1 FY20: loss TL 51.6 million).

US discount retailer Big Lots' Q1 FY21 sales rise 13% to $1,626 mn

Big Lots, a US-based discount retailer, has recorded 13 per cent sales growth to $1,626 million in its first quarter (Q1) FY21, that ended on May 1, 2021, compared to the sales of $1,439 million in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal. The company’s net income for the reported period rose to $94.5 million (Q1 FY20: $49.2 million).

DENM CHEF: Amsterdenim x Black & Blue x ByBoaz BBQ apron made of 100% recycled denim

The exclusive denim apron is the latest exciting collaboration by Dutch denim brand Amsterdenim. They joined forces together with the Jean School in Amsterdam, craftsman ByBoaz, sign painter Martijn Krabman, and retailer Black & Blue in Nijmegen, NL.

Lee Jeans announces new water-saving dye technique

Lee Jeans has announced a new water-saving dye technique called ‘Crystal Clear’ as part of its efforts to use lower impact dye processes across its ranges.

American Eagle Wants You to Know There’s a Top to Match Those Loose-Fit Jeans

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s (AEO) plan to bounce back from the pandemic-induced slump is taking shape. The company reported last week that business accelerated across both its American Eagle and Aerie brands, delivering all-time-high first-quarter revenue of $1.03 billion. Though the demand for Aerie’s comfort-driven loungewear and intimates outpaced the American Eagle brand, CEO Jay Schottenstein said initiatives to “reignite” the denim label, optimize inventory, and reduce promotions resulted in a “meaningful recovery in margins, with more runway ahead.”

Denim innovations: How brands are cleaning up the industry

The denim industry, as a part of the wider textile industry, which is one of the most polluting industries in the world, has come a long way since Levi Strauss developed its first pair of blue jeans for gold miners in the San Francisco area in 1873. Note that the first Levi’s blue jeans were reserved for men. Women had to wait until the next century, the year 1934 to be precise. The jeans developed by Levi’s were made out of a sturdy type of cotton fabric. To prevent this ‘jean’ fabric from ripping, Levi’s added rivets, and the first jeans were born.

Levi’s promises to fight against controversial new voting laws

Jeans are the most democratic garment in our closet, worn by presidents and Amazon workers, tech nerds and suburban moms, Albert Einstein and Bruce Springsteen. And Levi’s, with their history of outfitting working class heroes––cowboys, lumberjacks, railroad workers––in search of their own American Dream, are arguably the most democratic of denims. The company has existed for almost 180 years, through slavery and Jim Crow. During World War II Levi’s were designated “staple work clothing” according to the War Production Board to be sold exclusively to those engaged in the war effort. Now, Chip Bergh, President and CEO Levi Strauss & Co, is on a crusade to ensure democracy prevails in the United States.

In this series of virtual presentations, we are introducing applications and related materials and show you how to optimally process them with a Zünd cutting system. For each Application Spotlight, we are teaming up with selected partners and material su

In this series of virtual presentations, we are introducing applications and related materials and show you how to optimally process them with a Zünd cutting system. For each Application Spotlight, we are teaming up with selected partners and material suppliers to provide you with state-of-the-art industry knowledge.

Artistic Milliners acquires LA denim factory

Artistic Milliners has acquired a denim factory in Commerce, California, with plans to invest in the facility to grow it into a state-of-the-art design and production hub.

VF Corporation Announces Regional Transformation Plan to Enable Long-term Growth in Asia

DENVER & SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced a transformation plan for its Asia Pacific operations focused on evolving the region’s organizational design and footprint, and building new capabilities to accelerate growth for its brands.

VF Corporation Launches Enhanced Product Traceability Mapping Data Providing Unprecedented Industry Supply Chain Transparency

DENVER – January 14, 2021 - VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, enhanced its traceability mapping program today by disclosing Tier 1 through Tier 4 supplier information in a consolidated, downloadable file, providing an unprecedented level of industry transparency. Offering supply chain visibility through Tier 4 suppliers further demonstrates the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and increasing transparency as outlined in its corporate sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change.

Hyosung presents innovative denim solutions at Kingpins24

During the Kingpings24 Amsterdam livestream edition of the denim event, which takes place from 27-30 October from 10am CET to 1pm CET, you’ll discover why you are hearing a bit more about one of the denim industry’s best kept secrets, fibre producer Hyosung says.

Tonello presents responsible denim collection by Piero Turk

Garment finishing technology specialist Tonello has teamed up with denim designer Piero Turk to create a new sustainable denim collection, which will be shown at this week’s Kingpins24 event.

Kingpins24 Amsterdam Program Announced + Fabric Sourcing Component Added to Digital Event

Panels and conversations for the four-day event revolve around the themes of Inspiration, Innovation, Fiber and Raw Materials and People and Social Responsibility. Expanding beyond education, for the first time during a Kingpins24 event, attendees will be able to review collections from denim mills.

Positive Couture for Everyday Life: ISKO™ X Coralie Marabelle

Proponent of sustainable and mindful clothing with a story behind it, Parisienne couture brand Coralie Marabelle launched her latest eco-responsible capsule collection in collaboration with ISKO™.

Hugo Boss Q2 FY20 sales down 59% to €275 mn

Hugo Boss, a German luxury fashion house, has reported 59 per cent sales decline to €275 million in its second quarter (Q2) fiscal year 2020 ended on June 30, 2020 compared to sales of €675 million in same period last year. During the quarter, group incurred a net loss of €186 million compared to net income of €52 million in Q2 FY19.

LVMH H1 FY20: revenue €18.4 bn; profit slips to €1.7 bn

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a French high-quality products group, recorded 27 per cent revenue decline to €18.4 billion in its first half (H1) of fiscal 2020 ended on June 30, 2020 compared to revenue of €25.1 billion in same period last year. Profit from recurring operations dropped 68 per cent to €1.7 billion (H1 FY19: €5.3 billion).

Klopman wins top Italian business

Klopman, a leading European company in the production of workwear fabrics, has won the third edition of the Industria Felix award, which is given for management performance and financial reliability. This was the third year that the initiative has taken place, sponsored by Confindustria, the most important and prestigious Italian business association. The companies competing were analysed by the country’s premier rating agency, using a special algorithm.

Jeanologia unveils eDesigner tool for jean production

Jeanologia, world leader in sustainable and efficient technology development, has launched eDesigner, an innovative tool that reinvents the way jeans are being created and manufactured, accompanying designers in their digital transformation. Jeanologia provides infinite design and garment finishing possibilities, while saving water, energy, and chemicals.

Diesel features Polygiene’s ViralOff technology in denim

Diesel's latest partnership with Polygiene equips the company to take antiviral fashion to a new platform. The Swedish chemical company Polygiene had gotten its start into the garment protection technology during the SARS epidemic that took place in the early 2000s.

VF Corporation to Open a New Multi-brand Retail Store in Milan

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced that it will open its first multi-brand store this fall.