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Denim North America launches ‘Sustainable R3 Denim’

Denim North America (DNA), a division of DNA Textile Group, has launched its next generation ‘Sustainable R3 Denim’ collection called EcoSure BioBlast Denim. The product is being developed in DNA’s close collaboration with US-based sustainable polyester producer Poole Co. According to DNA, EcoSure BioBlast is a biodegradable fibre made from 100 per cent post-consumer recycled water bottles. Before using these fibres in the latest R3 Denim collection, these fibres have been shown to biodegrade in landfill conditions 12 times […]

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Shasha Denims focusing on less water consumption

Shasha Denims, one of the leading export houses in Bangladesh, spoke about their efforts to introduce their new sustainable processes in world market to Apparel Resources. “Our journey over the last 20 years has been with sustainability. We started the concept of ‘less water’ at that time. Now we have launched another sustainability concept, wherein 60-80 per cent less water is used in the manufacturing process with 40 per cent less chemicals,” averred Mohammad Jamal […]

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Indian denim mills exploring Vietnam market

Indian denim manufacturers like Anubha Industries, Surat; Ginni International, New Delhi; KG Denim, Coimbatore; Malwa Industries, Ludhiana; and Ultra Denim, Surat participated in Denimsandjeans.com held earlier this month. For most of them, it was the second consecutive year of participation at this event. As the mills are facing ‘over capacity’ issue, emerging market like Vietnam is a good option for them. Lead time is the major issue for Indian companies as Vietnam is very near […]

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Envoy Textiles to raise BDT 1,500 million via bonds

In an effort to further strengthen its production capacity, Bangladesh-based denim fabrics manufacturer Envoy Textiles Ltd. (ETL) is planning to issue zero coupon bonds with an aim to raise BDT 1,500 million in the process. The Board of Directors of the company has recently decided to issue the five-year series zero coupon bonds with face value of BDT 1,500 million and at a discounted value of BDT 1,224.24 million, reportedly maintained an official communiqué issued […]

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Resil partners with Acticell for sustainable denim treatment

One of Asia’s leading textile finishing chemicals and the auxiliary manufacturer – Resil Chemicals – has partnered with Acticell GmbH, an Austrian Chemical research company. The collaboration is said to be focused on developing a range of Green, sustainable chemical solutions for the denim industry. According to Resil Chemicals, to eliminate a hazardous process of using potassium permanganate spray in the denim industry, substitution of this is being considered with ACTIGO TM, a Laser Booster, […]

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Pakistani manufacturer Azgard9 optimistic about denim business

Azgard9, a Pakistan-based company engaged in the production and marketing of denim-focused textile and apparel products ranging from raw cotton to retail ready goods, was present at the recently concluded Denimsandjeans.com Vietnam Show. Representing the company at the fair, Munir Alam, COO – Denim at Azgard 9 told Apparel Resources, “Despite the low turnout at the event, I still feel denim is the only business that will never die. It will always live.” This is […]

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Denimsandjeans.com Vietnam charts out emergence of denim industry

Reflection of Vietnamese denim industry’s growth and emergence in Vietnam was widely observed during the second edition of Denimsandjeans.com Show, which concluded recently with lot of enthusiasm in Ho Chi Minh City. Inaugurated by Vu Duc Giang, Chairman, Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VINATEX); Smita Pant, Consul General of India in Vietnam; Bui Hoang Yen, Deputy Director, Ministry of Industry and Trade (Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency), the international trade show witnessed good number of visitors. […]

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Mahmud Group growing on the passion of all things Denim

Someone very rightly said, follow your passion and success will follow you! And who could be a better example of the same than the Director of Mahmud Group, Gazi Mahbubul Alam, an embodiment of the very maxim himself… Clad in a pair of denim trousers, a denim shirt, denim shoes from LV and Hublot’s special edition denim wristwatch, his obsession for denim is just unmistakable. It is this burning ardour for denim that has helped […]

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Mufti up for acquisition?!

If media reports are anything to go by then Credo Brands Marketing Pvt. Ltd., which owns denim wear brand Mufti, will soon be acquired by private equity firm ChrysCapital Advisors LLP for Rs. 460-500 crore. The firm is still in early talks with retailer to buy it. Mufti was launched in 1998 with one driving ambition i.e. to provide an alternative dressing solution that didn’t conform to the ‘uniform’ codes of mainstream fashion. The brand […]

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Wrangler to address soil health improvement in US cotton farms

Wrangler, the global leader in jeanswear and casual apparel, has announced a new pilot programme to address soil health improvement through sustainable growing methods. The apparel retailer purchases roughly half of the cotton for its products from the US. The US cotton industry outperforms most other cotton growing regions across the globe on environmental metrics. The company wants to determine how even greater environmental and economic benefits can be achieved through a programmatic focus on soil health. […]

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Denimsandjeans.com Vietnam to set stage for key denim industry discussions

As we all know, Denimsandjeans.com Vietnam’s second edition, themed ‘Street Style’, is set roll out carpet on June 7-8 this year at the most premium venue of the country – Gem Center in Ho Chi Minh City… The international trade show will see participation from 48 denim companies from 11 nations. Some of the prominent exhibitors will be KG Denim (India), Artistic Fabric Mills (Pakistan), Prosperity (China), Coats (Vietnam), Nexia (Italy), Sasha (Bangladesh), among others. […]

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New denim line Warp + Weft offers inclusive sizing at affordable prices

Former Creative Director of New York-based denim brand DL1961, Sarah Ahmed, has launched a new line of jeans dubbed ‘Warp + Weft’, which offers modern styles in a wide range of sizes, all priced under US $ 100. Hailing from a family that owns one of the largest textile mills in the world, Ahmed drew upon both her familial background and experience at DL1961 to spot the void in the denim world for both affordable, […]

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Indian denim industry foresees bright future

India has been at the forefront of denim fabric manufacturing since a long time with Arvind Mills being the flagbearer of denim in India. However, of late many new players have come into the market and many existing ones have added capacity for differential denim, upping the game for India in a market which is driven by evolving fashion. Players in the segment are being challenged by both Pakistan and Bangladesh that are eyeing the […]

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Sri Lanka’s LiCC launches waterproof denim jeans

Long Island Clothing Company (LiCC), a firebrand jeans retailer, has launched an innovative range of waterproof jeans. Titled LiCC Liberté, this brand is expected to take the denim jeans to another level. Expected to withstand the onslaught of rain and thunderstorm, the new style revolution from LiCC will not only keep the jeans dry during rain but also fashionable. “No retailer in the Sri Lankan market has launched a local product as such and we […]

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Keraniganj (Bangladesh) to see surge in denim business this festive season

Popular denim hub Keraniganj on the outskirts of Dhaka (Bangladesh) is witnessing increase in denim business in view of ensuing Ramadan and Eid. Traders in the area aim to sell at least 20 per cent higher this season as compared to last year. The wholesale hub accounts for 50 per cent of the total readymade garment production in the region. Also, garment factories and showrooms in Keraniganj area provide employment to around 2,50,000 workers. Ramadan […]

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