Denim Brands Talk Life After White Oak

This month marks the final weeks of 112-years continuous production of selvedge denim at Cone’s White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina. As the iconic mill winds down U.S. production, designers and brands are still grappling with the loss of a one-of-a-kind supplier.

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Kingpins New York Spotlights Denim Innovation

The denim market’s crossover into activewear was evident at the 10th anniversary edition of Kingpins New York held in Manhattan last week. About 50 premium denim and denim-related brands showcased new product innovation in blends, color-lasting technology and sustainability–and as always–softness ruled. Overall exhibitors said… Read More

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Buyer Alert: Denim Wefts

Denim makers continue to focus on the back sides of fabrics to differentiate their material collections. In addition to new fiber blends, stretch qualities and recycled fiber contents for weft yarns, the look they impart is of key interest to end-consumers, and thus to buyers.… Read More

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Buyer Alert: Dye-free Denim Yarns

Cone Denim continues to grow its EarthSpun recycled polyester yarn program, which is an essential element to the mill’s broad initiative for eco-conscious denim solutions at the fiber and fabric levels. Manufactured by neighboring North Carolina spinner Patrick Yarns, EarthSpun yarns are made from domestically sourced,… Read More

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