Cotton is the major raw material of denim production. Therefore, BOSSA follows every step taken towards a more sustainable production. BCI program is an important contributor to achieve the goal on this matter.
BCI Initiative defines what a better and a more sustainable way of growing cotton through an intense cooperation with a multi-stakeholder group of organisations must be like. The product of this method is called “Better Cotton.” It is based on 6 basic principles:
1. Better Cotton is produced by farmers who minimize the harmful impact of crop protection practices
2. Better Cotton is produced by farmers who use water efficiently and care for the availability of water.
3. Better Cotton is produced by farmers who care for the health of the soil.
4. Better Cotton is produced by farmers who conserve natural habitats.
5. Better Cotton is produced by farmers who care for and preserve the quality of the fibre.
6. Better Cotton is produced by farmers who promote decent work
Having 35 % of Bossa’s total cotton consumption from BCI cotton, the company have committed to increase the consumption dramatically to 60% in 2017. The target for 2018 is to make Better Cotton 90% of their consumption while remaining 10% will be organic cotton, allowing only sustainable cottons to the production at the mill.
Orta has launched its first Vintage Book – the 5374 Vintage Showroom Book. The book takes its name from Orta’s great vintage showroom housed in the Istanbul headquarters and tells the story behind 49 pieces selected from the wide archive. It is dedicated to the 49ers – the milestone of the global denim industry.
The birth of denim is globally synonymous with the Californian Gold Rush. When James W Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma on January 24 1848, he inadvertently started the largest mass migration in American history. The Forty-niners were the first; the pioneers. The origins of denim are so tightly interwoven with these early settlers that this book is dedicated to them, with the selection of 49 inspirational pieces from Orta’s collection. The stories behind these 49 pieces belonging to different time periods from different locations around the world are told in the book with amazing pictures showing the details kept secret in each one.
Moda Made in Italy, the key Assocalzaturifici event for footwear in Germany, has announced new dates and a new position in the German trade fair calendar. The event will be held October 6th till 8th, 2017 rather than in September.
Due to the postponement of theMICAM (the international footwear trade fair scheduled for September 17th till 20th, 2017) Assocalzaturifici has decided to reposition Moda Made in Italy in the month of October to ensure that the German event preserves its specific role – universally recognised among buyers – as the trade fair at which end-of-season orders are finalised. The intention is to recover the former sales figures, which were halted in the most recent edition due to the early arrival of the new season.
The partnership with WGSN, an international fashion trend consulting firm, continues, allowing Moda Made in Italy to present dealers with footwear fashion trends and provide them with useful information for understanding consumers' needs and finalising their sales strategies in Germany and elsewhere.
US Denim brings to industry shows all-new fabrics, giving designers original opportunities. Several such innovations will be featured at the November 2nd-3rd 2016 Denim Première Vision show in Paris.
Bi-directional stretch selvedge denim has adapted a vast array of authentic antique selvedge looms to introduce this new Bi-Stretch selvedge fabric.
Comfort and luxuriousness stems from three new collections Airy Yarn technology enhancements which give extra breathability and summer comfort in a wide range of new denims. Furthermore two other collections: Ultra-Light and Ultra-Comfy – use blends of Modal, Tencel, Viscose and special long staple yarns create a luxurious soft feel.
These creations, like authentic indigos, and bio-degradable synthetic blends – are featured at booth 27, among a range of US Denim fabrics that display the company’s product, technology and sustainability strengths.
ISKO has inaugurated a brand-new showroom in Amsterdam, in the vibrant Oud-West neighborhood. Located near Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans offices and many young creative hubs, the location is a symphony of culture, fashion and art.
On October 27th ISKO opened the doors of its new showroom to unveil the latest innovations and technologies in the S/S18 collection. Through the cutting edge technology of augmented reality, guests were able to interact with the collection, with new fabrics coming to life in 3D models that flicker on screen.
In the evening, ISKO celebrated the new showroom with a party for guests and several key market VIPs. ISKO hosted the event with Denim Curator Wouter Munnichs, who has specialized in denim retail over the last 20 years. The event also presented talented denim professionals: Daphne Bleeker, who brought her art live to fabric and Dailybags & Sashikodenim, on hand to share ideas on how to re-use and recycle denim so it can have a second life.
WHITE Milano celebrated its debut international road shows with the first event in China in Shanghai on October 15th. Now the next stop is Dubai, where on the 23rd of October, contemporary trends will be unveiled. Dubai has been chosen as one of the 4 stages of the roadshow, due to its growing position as a strategic hub on the fashion and design industry map.
The special event called IT'S TIME TO WHITE made a stop in Seoul, Dubai and Berlin… An installation showcased the best of Italian and Chinese fashion: a selection of designers (already present at the show in Milan as part of WHITEAST) project which is reflected in terms of trends, use of reference materials and buyers, proving that there are no boundaries and that China is a thriving market for this particular fashion segment.
Announcing the world premiere of Kartell à la mode’s spring/summer 2017 collection. The brand continues its partnership with major fashion names, presenting a new line by Paula Cademartori. #EnjoyTheFrontRow, a project by the Rinascente department store in Milan, which unveiled the collection this week, with five days of fashion shows and events featuring a hand-picked selection of fashion brands.
The concept of the collection, which includes a sandal and a handbag, is based on a fresh and contemporary tropical mood, with strong use of bright colours and vivid shades. The collection was inspired by the exotic exuberance of the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro, a tropical paradise in the very heart of the city, featuring the delicate hues of the orchids and bromeliads and the vibrant shades of the many species of butterflies and toucans bringing to life a fun yet extremely feminine style.
The injected plastic Parati handbag plays with woven patterns and is offered in four different colour combinations: shades of black, optic white and grey, alongside brighter colours that range from pink to purple and orange.
Roberto Cavalli SpA recently met with union representatives to discuss a project to reorganize the company. The project’s aim is to return to operating profitability in 2018 and provide a solid platform for the brand’s rebirth.
The reorganisation includes the simplification of the Company’s corporate structure and the closure of its Milan corporate and design offices with the transfer of all functions to Osmannoro, Florence. Moreover, under the reorganisation production and logistics will be rationalised as will retail business operations, through a number of store closures and/or relocations.
The project contemplates the reduction of the Company’s global headcount of 672 by approximately than 200 positions.
Denham, the international premium denim brand from the Netherlands, opened its 300sqm flagship store in Amsterdam, located at Hobbemastraat 6-8, near the famous Hoofstraat shopping district, yesterday.
The store is designed to provide a fresh and innovative platform to show the brand's signature denim range as well as collections for men, women and children's wear. Footwear brands such as The Last Conspiracy and Converse and emerging jewelry brands in the likes of Ivy & Liv and Overload studio are available in the store.
Jason Denham, always on the look-out for new things, has also teamed up with NORR 11 to create a Mammoth Chair & Ottoman, handmade using soft tumbled Indigo dyed camel leather, which is on display at the store. The leather was also featured in the leates Bowhill leather jacket, which is available in stores starting now.
The interior consists of an eclectic mix of old vs. new – in line with Denham's mantra 'Worship Tradition – Destroy Convention'. The 3-level shop experience features, of course, the brass-handled tailor's scissors, Denham's unique icon, exposed steel beams, vintage U.S. advertising yardsticks repurpose as counter-top marquetry and floors, that are made from recycled ceiling paneling from a French farmhouse. All this is supplemented by European vintage display furniture and original Japanese roof tiles.
There is also a Denham Coffee bar in-store and all staff is barista trained to ensure maximum consumer experience. A gallery space showcases photography and story-telling around the topic denim. There is even a Japanese inspired garden at the rear of the stores, also open to customers and serving Denham's favorite Sake rice wine on the weekends. The space has been designed to serve as a customer destination and offers an oasis of relaxation for shoppers.
It also features Denham Service Co – an on-hand repair service that washes and services your jeans as well as personalizes it with an embroidery machine, so customers can have their monogram stitched to it. To complete the customer experience, the store has a mirror on the women's side that contains 300-degrees to be able to check the perfect Denham fit from every angle.
The 3rd edition of Global Denim Awards, made possible by e3 Cotton, will take place on October 26th, 2016 in Amsterdam. GDA is the world’s premier platform for the future of denim design, sustainability and craftsmanship. Having almost doubled the number of participants since debuting in 2014, GDA now presents the 11 paired fashion designers and progressive denim mills that will present their co-created capsule collections during Global Denim Awards 2016.
The 11 collections that result from the collaborations between selected mills and designers,will be judged by a jury of international denim experts on the overall look, the innovative nature of the design, and the creative use of denim. The designer of the winning collection will receive a €10,000 award, made possible by e3 Cotton. An additional award goes to the mill with the most innovative fabric. The winning collection will be exhibited at Kingpins Shows in New York City and Hong Kong, before returning to the Netherlands for Amsterdam Denim Days 2017.
This edition’s presentation will be held at De Hallen Studios. Instead of a traditional runway show, models will present themselves on three spectacularly lit stages. It will be attended by a carefully selected audience of 500 international denim professionals from mills, wash houses, suppliers, brands and retailers.