Browse Features 2020 - insidedenim: Global denim industry news and vie
11 November 2020
The patchy sustainability of recycled polyester
Some fashion companies make sustainability claims about recycled polyester, but there is often more to be understood. However laudable a switch away from fossil-fuel derived synthetics...
20 October 2020
Boncoura chooses carefully
Japanese denim entrepreneur Hisashi Morisha has put meticulous selection of fibres, yarns, dyes and looms at the heart of Boncoura, a brand that will celebrate ten years in business in 2021.
13 October 2020
A French denim renaissance
In the country that invented denim, a new generation of entrepreneurs has decided to prove that it is once again possible to make jeans in France.
06 October 2020
Antibacterials up the ante
The covid-19 pandemic has makers of antimicrobial additives racing to find solutions that will keep face coverings and clothes virus-free.
29 September 2020
Cellulose-dissolving techniques derived from viscose production are being applied to cotton waste as an alternative to mechanical cotton recycling.
22 September 2020
High time for hemp
A hemp and organic cotton fabric made by Swiss weaver Stotz won the Performance Days Eco Performance Award last April.
17 September 2020
Tech firms turn obstacles into opportunities
We consider some of the latest offerings from the technology sector
15 September 2020
Stretching the rules
Slowly but surely, a measure of elasticity has become the norm in jeans,
09 September 2020
Manufacturers, brands and retailers in the post-covid world
When Stefano Aldighieri, president of Another Design Studio...
03 September 2020
Factory Talk: Heritage and innovation meet in Japan
Since the early 1950s when Donald Freeland of the Great Western Garment Company...
01 September 2020
Factory Talk: Taypa unlocks social sustainability
‘Sustainability’ has become a bit of a marketing term and is increasingly overused...
‘We will finally have a UK washing aesthetic’
When Han Ates opened his jeans making facility in 2016...
11 February 2020
Chasing the biotech rainbow
In the beginning, indigo was derived from nature...
06 February 2020
The long winding road to Industry 4.0
From steam-powered to electrical, and then to electronics...
04 February 2020
Cotton gets a high-tech spin
Cotton is arguably the most comfortable and most affordable...
30 January 2020
Factory Talk: Isko’s Italian hub offers inspiration
Isko’s Creative Room in the picturesque northern Italian town of Castelfranco Veneto...
Factory Talk: Panther celebrates the fabric’s heart
When thinking about great denim mills, one might think...
28 January 2020
Water-saving pioneers still dream of ubiquity
For Kontoor Brands’ director of sustainability, producing their Lee and Wrangler jeans...
23 January 2020
Stretch denim that lasts — but doesn’t last too long
Cone Denim has developed a stretch denim that it suggests...
21 January 2020
Smart systems help Greek farmers boost traceability
“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way,”...
16 January 2020
Factory Talk: Denim production reimagined
Turkish denim producer Orta is proud of progress it has made...
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