Brands participating in the summit, held during the recent Kingpins Amsterdam fair, included Target and Jeanologia.
Highlights included a seminar on politics and trade addressing such topics as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) trade deal, Brexit and the U.S. election.
Denim made with Coolmax EcoMade is breathable and moisture wicking, and made primarily from recycled plastic bottles.
The Amsterdam edition of the premium denim trade fair was strong on novelties and grew with Why, a boutique branding-only show.
Industry insiders debated solid, liquid and airborne waste at the annual conference in Amsterdam.
The denim market is turning to what it does best to not only survive, but to thrive: innovating on the product development front.
A growing interest in stretch denim is helping move the jeans market toward investigating other performance characteristics.