LOS ANGELES — Facing a lackluster denim industry that demands speed to market, fabric mills tried to ramp up sales by building on the popularity of indigo, selvage and ath-leisure at the Kingpins denim textile show.
At the Cooper Design Space, 35 exhibitors from countries such as Pakistan, Spain, Japan and China met with brands from the sportswear and denim world, including Band of Outsiders, Uniqlo, Winston & Hart and The Stronghold. Due to slumping sales in the denim market, particularly in the premium category, some vendors reported mediocre business for their fall 2015 wares at the two-day event, which ended July 30. Still, several companies noted that their pricier fabrics fared better as the overall economy improved.
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