While the international jeans market may have registered assorted up and downs these past few years, a recent study of the denim business in the European Union shows a healthy recovery for European imports in 2013.
According to a study released by Messe Frankfurt-Texworld, jeans sales in the 27 EU countries rose 4.4 percent to reach a record worth of 3.69 billion euros, or $4.9 billion at average exchange, for 2013. Between 2007 and 2013, jeans imports in the EU rose 5.3 percent annually, compared with 2.2 percent growth in overall apparel imports.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"