Challenging market conditions are pushing Japanese denim mills to innovate in terms of earth-friendly products and new takes on color and fit.
Manufacturers Nisshinbo and Kurabo are mining ecological themes for spring-summer. Tokyo-based Nisshinbo is making banana fiber denim, using the normally discarded stems of banana trees to make the yarn, while Osaka-based Kurabo has developed a denim partially made of recycled fibers.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)