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ShanghaiTex ’17: Latest denim technologies will be up on display

Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China will be hosting ShanghaiTex 2017 from 27-30 November. Featuring some of the world’s latest and innovative textile technology, this majestic exhibition is all set to bring high-growth application sectors and foreign technology to the fore. To propel the new denim machinery theme zone at ShanghaiTex 2017, a series of professional seminars/summits will be held so as to bring together the best in the industry, who can share the […]

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Arvind Limited, Invista partner for Denim Show – DECODE

Indian denim major Arvind Limited and Invista, the largest fibre producer, have teamed up for the Festive Collection for 2017 – DECODE, held recently in Mumbai, India. The show presented unravel denim’s mysterious personality and decoded the denim language to discover its different aspects and its deep underlying meaning. Highlighting the multifaceted nature of denim fabrics, DECODE showcased an innovative line of Flip denims (reversible denims), Azurite (Arvind’s patented technology of premium saturated indigo fabrics), 360-degree […]

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Bangladesh becomes top denim exporter to EU

Bangladesh gets past China to become the largest denim supplier to the European Union during the January-June period of 2016. The country is considering it as a remarkable development that would give confidence to Bangladesh’ garment sector as it looks to touch US $ 50 billion in apparel exports by 2021. During the review period, Bangladesh exported € 567.97 million worth of denim products to the EU – the world’s largest economy– enough to secure […]

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Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh Back with 7th edition

Come March, Bangladesh is going to witness denim in a new avatar. After the grand success of the 6th edition, Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh is going to organize the 7th edition of the denim extravaganza in the ballrooms of Hotel Radisson, Dhaka (between March 1-2, 2017), with a fresh new theme – Denim Mashup. If the Vintage Recall theme of last year brought out a warehouse ambience at the show, the youth-centric theme of Denim Mashup will […]

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Twin Dragon announces ecological improvements in its textile facilities

US-based Twin Dragon – a multinational textile manufacturer specialized in denim textiles, innovative denim washing and pioneering fashion fabric trends – has announced ecological improvements to its Mexican mills and Asian facilities, by introducing Liquid Indigo and Eco-Finishing. According to the company, Eco-Finishing at its Mexican mill alone would save up to 40 million gallons of water, using 95 per cent less amount of water. Adding to the new technology’s benefits, using Liquid Indigo saves […]

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Amsterdam Denim Days from April 17

Amsterdam is all set to host Denim Days from April 17-23 at Gashouder, Westergasfabriek. Amsterdam Denim Days represents the pinnacle of all that denim fervour, bringing together the entire denim tribe – from enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, to indie and top designers and brands, to denim artisans of every like and even mills and makers – to celebrate indigo. This year, participation in Blueprint Festival is growing… To name a few: Tommy Hilfiger Denim, Calvin […]

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Denim’s revival to impact Lululemon’s future in 2017

Leggings might not be enough to save Lululemon Athletica from denim’s imminent takeover, according to a Barrons report. “The new trends in denim suggest the triangle is turning right side up (tight tops paired with roomy bottoms),” wrote Canaccord Genuity analyst Camilo Lyons to Barrons. Canaccord had warned consumers of Lululemon’s future at the end of 2016 after anticipating a denim-heavy season and a switch from activewear towards bigger, baggier denim. According to a recent […]

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Value Addition & Sustainability – The way forward for Denim Sector

The second largest producer of denim products after China, Bangladesh’s emergence as the preferred destination for denims is beyond questions. According to latest available information, denim products contributed around US $ 6 billion to the country’s US $ 28 billion RMG exports last year. In the first eight months of the current fiscal year (June 2016 to January 2017), Bangladesh’s denim export to the United States rose by 5.84% to touch US $ 299 million, […]

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H&M breaking gender barriers with ‘Denim United’

H&M, the Swedish multinational fast fashion retailer, has unveiled a sustainable unisex denim collection called Denim United and breaking down traditional gender barriers. The collection will blur the borders between men’s and women’s fashion by pulling inspiration for fabrics and silhouettes from both. Denim United will feature oversized cuts and casual mix-and-match pieces including work wear jackets, overalls and slouchy shorts. The garments in the collection are made with sustainable materials such as organic and recycled […]

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Levi Strauss opens its innovation lab for all

US-based denim retailer Levi Strauss has unveiled the technology behind product design and development by launching the online Eureka Innovation Lab 360° Experience, an interactive behind-the-scenes view of the brand’s denim atelier of the future. Customers will now have a chance to take a virtual tour throughout the innovation facility to reveal insights into the innovation, know-how and craftsmanship that go into the development of a pair of jeans, and explore industrial-sized washing machines, a laser […]

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Pacific Jeans: The pioneer and trendsetter in Bangladesh denim industry

From a small garment factory 33 years back, Pacific Jeans has come a long, long way to be counted as Bangladesh’s top premium jeans manufacturer with annual turnover of around US $ 400 million, producing over 36 million pairs of jeans yearly from its five integrated set-ups and employing a workforce of 28,000 people. Apparel Online caught up with the dynamic & young Director of Pacific Jeans, Syed M Tanvir, to know his take on […]

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Wrangler and Mount Vernon launch FR jeans collection

US-based denim brand Wrangler FR and Mount Vernon FR have collaborated to launch Cool Vantage Wrangler FR jeans. Made with Mount Vernon FR’s Cooleemee FR fabric, the jeans features enhanced comfort due to proprietary cooling technology that wicks perspiration, pulling moisture to the outside of the garment where it can evaporate quickly. The evaporative cooling process works in harmony with the body’s natural cooling mechanisms to regulate body temperature in hot conditions or during periods of physical exertion, […]

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Global denim market may touch US $ 79.2 billion by 2022

Growing urban population, rising number of white-collar employees, new definition of executive wear, jeans being accepted as business casual attire for men and growing base of women in the workforce have combined emerged as key growth drivers in global market for denim, according to Research & Markets’ report. The global market of denim, considered as world’s favourite fashion fabric, is expected to touch US $ 79.2 billion by the year 2022 from current US $ […]

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7th Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh kicks off

The 7th edition of Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh show has opened its gates in Bangladesh yesterday at Hotel Radisson, Dhaka. 28 companies from various countries including Bangladesh, India, China, Turkey, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Hong Kong and Pakistan are participating at the expo to showcase their unique denim products. The show provides a platform to global denim community with an objective to share, interact and to establish future transactions with suppliers from the country. At this two-day event, informative seminars, […]

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Lindex uses ‘cleanest’ dye for its denim range

Lindex, a European fashion chain, has stated that almost all of its denim assortments (about 90 per cent) are now being dyed with the ‘cleanest’ indigo dye which is better for the environment and the people working with it, the company claims. The company’s denim range is dyed using DyStar Indigo Vat 40 per cent Solution. The dyeing process has a lower environmental impact: saving water, energy and chemicals. “We work on reducing the environmental footprint in all […]

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