The Week in Denim: Is Denim Still a Threat to Lululemon?

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Prps boldly relaunches women’s denim

Donwan Harrell is giving women a new reason to buy denim with the Spring ’17 relaunch of Prps women’s. (Read More)

Levi’s revamps orange tab collection

Levi’s Orange Tab collection gets a reboot for Spring ’17 with vintage-inspired finishes on updated stretch fabrics and fits. (Read More)

Garcia Jeans uses AI to produce sales collateral

Garcia Jeans aims to streamline the studio process by cutting out the “middle man” with robots. (Read More)

Is denim still a threat to Lululemon?

Leggings might not be enough to save Lululemon from denim’s impending takeover, according to a Barrons report. (Read More)

Wrangler to create retro collection for ModCloth

ModCloth and Wrangler teamed up to create a retro-inspired women’s collection. (Read More)

Calvin Klein takes a leap towards gender equality

Calvin Klein announced Thursday that the company signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles, an initiative of the UN Women and the UN Global Compact made up of seven areas in which businesses can forward gender equality in the workplace. (Read More)


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