By  on December 6, 2017
Hamit Yenici, the general manager of Calik Denim. Photo courtesy of Calik Denim.

As Calik Denim, a denim fabric manufacturer based in Turkey, celebrates three decades of business, the company continues to integrate its long-standing heritage with modern design concepts as a way to lead and differentiate in the market.Calik Denim supplies a range of sustainable, organic and technical denim fabrics for brands worldwide. In celebration of its 30-year anniversary, Calik Denim hosted a series of commemoratory events in Istanbul and Amsterdam, as well as an upcoming event in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.

Also in focus is its latest project, Denim Loves Art, a "socially minded" program that spotlights the work of 30 young designers selected to showcase their "denim-inspired" works of art at its penultimate L.A. event. The initiative invites student designers worldwide to create an accessory, object or article of clothing made of denim, which is submitted and judged by an international panel. Winning contestants' materials, production, and travel to the events is sponsored by Calik Denim.

Here, Hamit Yenici, general manager of Calik Denim, talks to WWD about the company's 30-year history, brand innovations and its commitment to support emerging designers.

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