Archive: The Unmissable News 1/23
Bluezone Discovery: To Denim & Beyond
On January 24th and 25th, Bluezone took place in Munich. This version of the biannual international denim trade . . .
BLUEZONE DISCOVERY – Discover, Experience, Focus
On January 24th and 25th, BLUEZONE will host its biannual show in the familiar Zenith Areal in Munich. Under the banner . . .
EVENT PROGRAM OF MUNICH FABRIC START & BLUEZONE
Be inspired by exclusive keynotes, panel discussions, trend presentations, Q&A sessions & Co. by international industry . . .
Back to Bluezone: Why We’re Going to Munich This January
… And One Very Special Reason We’re So Excited About this Winter’s . . .
What To Expect At Denim Fabric Trade Show Bluezone In Munich
Next week, on the 24th and 25th of January, the denim fabric tradeshow Bluezone, part of Munich Fabric Start, in . . .
BLUESKYERS HACKATHON NFT
A project in which denim professionals create proper DENIM-relevant NFT’s during the CAMPUS days. Denim-NFT’s which . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 2/23
BLUEZONE CAMPUS ‘22
Denim trade show BLUEZONE, will soon open the indigo floodgates above Munich again, overdyeing the South-German city in . . .
UNIQUE DENIM PROJECTS BY UKRAINIAN DESIGNER
VOGUE about GEN-Z denim pieces designed by Masha . . .
TRANSFORMERS FOUNDATION X BLUEZONE
The SPIN OFF about BLUEZONE trade show joining forces with The Transformers . . .
ISKO OPENS LONDON DENIM CENTRE
Fashion Network US about ISKO’s product development centre in London . . .
VAN GOGH MUSEUM X MUD JEANS CAPSULE COLLECTION
THE SPIN OFF about how Mud Jeans supports Van Gogh Museum and the . . .
GAS JEANS AVOIDS BANKRUPTCY
Fashion Network US about how changes in the business model are inevitable as Italian Denim Brand found a new . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 3/23
ZEROLAB – THE NEW TANNING WASTE HU
The SPIN OFF about how tanning waste can become a source of . . .
THE LASTEST COACHELLA FASHION TRENDS
Why denim was one of the biggest fashion trends at Coachella festival and what that means for the fashion industry . . .
NEW COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AMERICAN (BY KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN) AND ZARA
Khloé Kardashian´s brand Good American and Zara are joining forces . . .
DENIM MADE IN GERMANY
“Feel green in blue” - Textilwirtschaft Germany presents C&A's latest sustainable nearshoring project. . . .
NON-JEAN JEANS ARE ON THE RISE
Vogue UK explains what non-jean jeans are and why they are becoming more famous in . . .
HOW TO HAND WASH JEANS
Denimhunters introduces the secret behind washing your denim products without changing the way they . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 4/23
WRANGLER LAUNCHES REDESIGN JEANS
The SPIN OFF highlights Wrangler’s first denim collection as part of Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s circular economy . . .
DENIM DEAL NEEDS MORE SUPPORTERS
Sourcing Journal underlines that it needs more brands to reach the initiative’s total goal of using 20% PCR cotton in . . .
STONE ISLANDS’ BIRTHDAY PIECES
The Spin Off congratulates Stone Island to its 40th anniversary which is celebrated with new pieces realized with the . . .
C&A LAUNCHES FOREVER DENIM
The SPIN OFF about C&A’s launch of its first ‘Made in Europe’ sustainable denim line produced in Germany and sold . . .
DENIM DEAL’S AMBITIOUS GOAL
Sourcing Journal captures the complicated goal of the circularity initiative called Denim Deal using min 5% . . .
ZDHC FIGHTS WATER POLLUTION
Sourcing Journal captures the updated textile industry guidelines regarding industrial wastewater by the Zero Discharge . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 5/23
DENHAM INTRODUCES 100% MADE IN ITALY JEANS
The SPIN OFF about Denham’s newest reflection of Italy’s expertise in premium denim by developing a collaboration . . .
NO BLUEZONE IN MAY
Unfortunately, BLUEZONE will not take place on 3 - 4 May 2022. We look forward seeing you in . . .
SUSTAINABLE COTTON FARMING THROUGH DATA
Sourcing Journal gives an insight into the role of data and improved machinery to produce the highest quality crop . . .
CIRCULAR DESIGN FOR NATURE
The SPIN OFF publishes a new briefing by the EEA about the importance of circular textile design to reduce the . . .
RELOAD IN BLUE COLLECTION LAUNCH
The SPIN OFF about the newest collaboration: Soorty and Lenzing launched a capsule of stay-at-home . . .
THIS SEASON’S TENCEL™ DENIM HIGHLIGHTS
Carved in Blue underlines the fibers’ versatility by introducing some of the endless options of stylish looks made . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 6/23
AN EVENT CELEBRATING WATER SAVINGS
The SPIN OFF about the unusual event by Blue of a Kind and Officina +39 aiming to promote craftmanship and . . .
ALBERTO CANDIANI IN INTERVIEW
German trade publication TextilWirtschaft asks Alberto Candiani about production capacities, future aims and the . . .
CHLOÉ’S CIRCULAR DENIM APPROACH
The SPIN OFF about the cooperation between The Circular Denim Project and Chloé aiming to lower the environmental . . .
SAITEX OPENS CIRCULAR FABRIC MILL
Saitex, one of the most sustainable denim garment producers opened a new fully vertical fabric mill that provides a . . .
THE SUSTAINABILITY PIONEER IN DENIM: WUNDERWERK
Fashion United DE about the unique, new and truly sustainable philosophy of the German denim pioneer . . .
PRESERVING INDIGO IN MEXICO
Sourcing Journal’s Rivet Magazine about Carmen Artigas’ mission to preserve the plant responsible for denim’s . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 7/23
ALBINI LAUNCHES NATURAL DYEING SUBSTANCE
The SPIN OFF reports on Albini’s newest development Grounded Indigo: A natural dyeing substance for . . .
LET’S GET THIS 90s PARTY STARTED
The BLUEZONE supplier’s newest denim collections rely on the latest washes and finishing paired with optimistic 90s . . .
NOW ONLINE: THE MUNIQUE E-MAGAZINE SPRING.SUMMER 23
Looking for innovative industry news and insights? BLUEZONE & MUNICH FABRIC START has collected the most exciting . . .
TRACEABLE COTTON COMMITMENT BY CONE DENIM
Denim Mill Cone Denim is once more committing to responsible cotton sourcing by using the cotton tracing technology by . . .
ALL ABOUT FADING & WASHING RAW DENIM
Thomas Stege Bojer from Denimhunters gives answers to common questions about raw denim – or do you know how to . . .
MUSTANG’S NEW BRAND IMAGE
Fashion United highlights Mustang’s currently relaunched brand identity that values heritage, authenticity and . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 8/23
XDD FINDS SOLUTION FOR LOCAL TEXTILE WASTE
Sourcing Journal presents Ecology Denim, the new fabric by Vietnamese spinning and denim mill XDD that makes use of . . .
GLOBAL DENIM’S SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT
TENCEL’s Carved in Blue highlights the Mexican denim factory’s goal to make denim production greener, less water . . .
NEARSHORING IT IS
The SPIN OFF explains the transformative aim of Denim Forward and Jeanologia by opening their digital finishing center . . .
LAGERFELD CONTROL DENIM IN-HOUSE
German trade magazine Textilwirtschaft reports about the change of control of Lagerfeld’s denim devision from . . .
TENCEL’S STARTS REFORESTATION CAMPAIGN
The SPIN OFF about Tencel’s goal to raise awareness to take action in reforestation by starting the sensitizing . . .
NO NEED TO WASH RAW-RÅ DENIM
The SPIN OFF highlights this industry’s game changer Armedangels’ new Raw-RÅ Denim jeans collection that just . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 9/23
DENHAM JEANS GET A SECOND CHANCE
Sourcing Journal about the cooperation between Candiani and Denham with the purpose to recycle old Denham jeans into . . .
BLUE TAILORING BY STEFANO CHIASSAI
The SPIN OFF introduces creative consultant Stefano Chiassai’s newly published book Blue Tailoring that underlines . . .
NEW BLUE – the new Circular Denim Material by Tim van der Loo and Sandra Nicoline Nielsen has been presented at our . . .
HONORING VIRGIL ABLOH
While the Bluezone team is still in shock, we would like to honor Virgil Abloh’s work with some of our favorite . . .
Hello L.A. !
The Women in Denim met in . . .
MUD JEANS’ NOS COLLECTIONS
Fashion United UK highlights the timeless never out of stock (NOS) collection presented by the dutch sustainable denim . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 10/23
VARCOTEX’ GREEN STRATEGY
The Spin Off publishes the new conscious goals of Bluezone’s long-term exhibitors VARCOTEX who want to make a . . .
ROBIN DENIM’S VIEW ON BLUEZONE
573 days after the last edition of Bluezone, the trade show re-opened its doors with ‘Back To The Future’. Industry . . .
THE TRENDS SHAPING AW 22/23
Fashion United UK reveals Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone’s trends of the season like constant tech influences and . . .
SPOT ON FABRIC INNOVATIONS
The Spin Off introduces the newest fabric innovation of the industry, one of them being Replay’s double eco . . .
Back To The Future by Luca Braschi – Blues Alchemy
Watch the video interview with consultant Luca Braschi about sustainability, consciousness and . . .
LENZING’S NEW MATTE TENCEL
Fashion Network DE about the new matte fiber by Lenzing that reduce the shine in denim applications while being . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 11/23
German trade magazine Textilwirtschaft highlights Diesel’s new secondhand project that outlines preloved denim with . . .
Goodbye Theresa, Welcome Naama
As Bluezone’s “heart and head” for 6 years, Theresa, is waiting to become a mom in only a few weeks, we want to . . .
NEW MATTE TENCEL™ FIBERS LAUNCHED
Lenzing launches new matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers that diversify denim offering by reducing the . . .
C2C CERTIFIED SELVEDGE JEANS
The Spin Off highlights the Lee Jeans X Artistic Milliners collab that received the Cradle to Cradle bronze and gold . . .
PLANT-BASED DYES @ LEVI’S
Sourcing Journal about Levi’s WellThread collection dyed with a new range of sustainable, plant-based dye . . .
PYUA X SYMPATEX
At BLUEZONE, the SPIN OFF visited the panel discussion with industry innovators Sympatex and Pyua that joined forces . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 12/23
NOW AVAILABLE: TREND BOOK
Order your copy of the MUNICH FABRIC START AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23 & BLUEZONE Trend Book . . .
BLUE LENZ AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Discover the winning videos of the newly launched Blue Lenz Award awarded by the Lenzing Denim . . .
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE EVENT PROGRAM
Experience inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, trend presentations & Co. of international denim experts at the . . .
THE CIRCLE BOOK LAUNCHES AT BLUEZONE
10 industry expert firms collaborated to make THE CIRCLE BOOK #2 and the CULTURE.IN collection a reality – soon to be . . .
FOR MORE DIVERSITY IN RETAIL STORES
Fashion United highlights some futuristic black-owned fashion labels that we should all have on our . . .
ISKO’S STEP TO ADVANCE CIRCULARITY
Sourcing Journal about Isko’s licencing agreement with HKRITA’s award-winning Green machine to overcome one of the . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 13/23
THE NEW MEMBER OF THE JEANS REDESIGN PROJECT
Learn more about the sustainability goals and the pledge to the circular economy of CALIK – and why it just joined . . .
ISKO’S AMBITIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS
The Spin Off published some examples of the ambitious research projects that the global denim specialist Isko is . . .
TEXTILE NETWORK ABOUT OUR NEW CONCEPT
At our next show, BLUEZONE will fusion with the innovation hub KEYHOUSE to provide the industry with the broadest . . .
Kings of Indigo takes a step forward
The Spin Off introduces Kings Of Indigo’s sustainable collection developed with organic cotton as well as natural and . . .
LENZING’S BAST RECAST X ENDRIME
Carved in Blue underlines the importance of collaborations when explaining how the nine fabrics have been developed by . . .
GLOBAL DENIM PRODUCERS JOIN FORCES
The Spin Off about the collaboration of the moment: Isko and Soorty signed a licensing agreement specifically for the . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 14/23
THE NEW U.S. COTTON TRUST PROTOCOL MEMBER
Fashion Network published Levi Strauss & Co’s commitment to use 100% sustainable cotton for the production of its . . .
SOURCING JOURNAL PRESENTS OUR SHOW PLANS
Sourcing Journal shares our plans to realise an in-person show with 800 exhibitors and provides insights into our new . . .
WILL VARNAM FORECASTS NEXT MEN’S STYLE
In the Calik Denim Blog, Freelance Writer and Style Enthusiast Will Varnam talks about the gradual change in consumer . . .
THE SPIN OFF ABOUT OUR NEXT SHOW
Industry magazine The Spin Off published our news that the next Munich Fabric Start & Bluezone will host 800 exhibitors . . .
DENIM AS GROWTH DRIVER
German trade magazine Textilwirtschaft explains how Marc O’Polo wants to reach the next level with its denim . . .
BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH BLUEZONE
The next physical Bluezone show aims to bring us BACK TO THE FUTURE. The guiding theme stands for a return to a time . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 15/23
LASER FINISHING: THE FUTURE OF DENIM
Denim trend specialist Samuel Trotman asks in the Calik Denim blog if one could tell the difference between a laser . . .
MUD JEANS RENTS CLOTHES VIA RETAILERS
Fashion United reports about Green denim pioneer Mud Jeans’ new concept to rent clothes via retailers to address . . .
INDIAN DENIM INDUSTRY
Fibre 2 Fashion gives an overview about the rise and potential of the Indian denim industry and explains the . . .
C&A FIT’S FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGY
Bluezone’s exclusive insights into the automation used at C&A’s Factory for Innovation in Textiles focused on . . .
THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PANTS STYLES
German industry magazine Textilwirtschaft asked international fashion buyers about the pants styles and silhouettes . . .
C&A’S BIG PRODUCTION NEWS
Ecotextile Magazine highlights the plans of fashion retailer C&A to open a high-tech sustainable production factory in . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 16/23
THE SPIN OFF ABOUT NUDIE JEANS’ AIM
Nudie Jeans, the denim brand best-known for its life-long repairing service, aims to be the world’s most sustainable . . .
CAPSULE “THE JEAN OF TOMORROW”
German magazine Textilmitteilungen covers the new capsule collection of US premium label AG Jeans which includes styles . . .
CADICA & ISKO I-SKOOL™
An interview with the 4 designers one year after winning the CADICA award to tell us about their experiences and its . . .
LEE JEANS’ WATER-SAVING DYE PROCESS
Fashion Network explains the low impact ‘Crystal Clear’ process that drastically reduces the amount of chemicals . . .
DRIVING INNOVATION: ADVANCE DENIM
With Sustainability as one of its core values, Advance Denim was the first denim mill in China to obtain GOTS . . .
THE ETHICAL JEANS TRENDS 2021
ELUXE MAGAZINE, the first ethical Luxury Magazine, forecasts the hottest ethical jeans trends for 2021 and describes . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 17/23
EVLOX’ GREENEST COLLECTION
Evlox is committed to sustainability and has produced up to 75% of its AW22/23 collection with sustainable materials, . . .
“SU MISURA” – BERTO’S SPECIAL SERVICE
Denim Boulevard introduces Berto’s new project to offer first choice materials without requesting minimum order . . .
LAUNCHING DIESEL LIBRARY
The SPIN OFF on how Diesel Library aims to offer a new sustainable denim direction with a wide range of evergreen and . . .
THE STORY OF COREVA
The world’s first biodegradable and compostable stretch denim, COREVA by CANDIANI, aims to change the world of denim . . .
AG DEVELOPED BIODEGRADABLE JEANS
Sourcing Journal reports about AG’s new 100% biodegradable denim made of a blend of organic cotton, Tencel and . . .
MUD JEANS X IKEA
This unique collaboration releases an edgy denim couch cover made from upcycled denim to take a step towards closing . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 18/23
BLUE CAST X PANOS SOFIANOS
Our very own denim strategist and sustainability pioneer Panos Sofianos shares his philosophy and thoughts with . . .
ARCHROMA AND CLEANKORE JOIN FORCES
The strategic partnership aims to advance sustainable dyeing processes throughout the denim supply . . .
ARMED ANGELS AND ITS CIRCULAR DENIM
Style in Progress underlines the innovative strength of German sustainability pioneer Armed Angels – with its green . . .
THE LASER X LASER SMOOTHER
Tonello and Rudolf Group joined forces to offer an innovative business disruption in laser . . .
LEVI’S BUILDS POSITIVE FOOTPRINT WAREHOUSE
THE SPIN OFF published Levi’s plan to construct the first green logistics space in Germany to meet the . . .
OUT NOW: DYEPRO BY CALIK DENIM
Thanks to Calik Denim’s DYEPRO technology, no water is used, and no chemical waste is generated during the denim . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 19/23
CALIK DENIM LAUNCHES E-DENIM
The innovative E-Denim has been specially developed to increase the amount of recycled fibers and to maintain the . . .
CLEAN DENIM INNOVATIONS
FashionUnited UK takes a look at the denim innovations brands are using to clean up every step of the production . . .
WHO MADE MY FABRIC?
J’N’C magazine asks Max Gilgenmann, Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution Germany, about the next revolutionary steps . . .
SOURCING JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS OUR SUMMER PLANS
Sourcing Journal shares the hope to realise our plan to return to an in-person BLUEZONE show this summer from 31 Aug . . .
BLUEZONE’S NEXT SHOW DATES ARE SET!
THE SPIN OFF updates denim lovers about the upcoming trade shows and underlines BLUEZONE’s physical show . . .
THE FUTURE OF DENIM TRADE SHOWS
Tilmann Wröbel joins the DENIM HUNTERS Podcast to share his opinions on the challenges of future Denim Trade . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 20/23
The SPIN OFF gives an overview on what happened in the world of sustainable denim . . .
KELLY HARRINGTON X BOSSA DENIM
Denim head Kelly Harrington partnered with Bossa Denim to design a timeless collection of 10 sustainable core . . .
DENIMHUNTERS ON HOW TO MAKE RAW DENIM LAST LONGER
The portal for denim lovers explains why you should wash your raw jeans less and how to create the lived-in look . . .
DENIM INDUSTRY’S PROTECTIVE TEXTILE TREATMENTS
Sourcing Journal presents new denim solutions like antimicrobial finishing technologies invented for increasingly . . .
NEW RETHINK DENIM COLLECTION BY BLANCHE
German magazine Textilmitteilungen introduces the new denim collection from Danish label Blanche known for Green Denim . . .
OFFICINA +39 IS ON AN AQUALESS MISSION
Sourcing Journal highlights the solutions by Italian sustainable chemicals company Officina +39 for giving denim the . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 21/23
SUSTAINABLE BRAND RÉUNI X TILMANN WRÖBEL
Réuni shares an interview with Tilmann Wröbel, their “master of indigo canvas” and our BLUEZONE denim curator, . . .
CARVED IN BLUE PRESENTS NECE GENE
Indian Label Nece Gene takes a couture approach to reuse denim and creates creative circular high-fashion . . .
PAKISTAN’S PROJECTS TO EMPOWER FEMALE DENIM WORKERS
The Spin Off present two initiatives from Pakistan’s Denim industry especially addressing women’s . . .
BLUESIGN’S ROADMAP TOWARDS MORE RESPONSIBLE ACTION
The Spin Off takes a deeper look at Bluesign and its goal to reduce the overall footprint of . . .
DAWN DENIM’S CALL TO ACTION
Fashion Week Berlin explains why they give 100 points for honest sustainability to DAWN . . .
BERTO LAUNCHES CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH BLUE MATTERS
Denim Boulevard explains Berto’s sustainable strategy and the collaboration with the fully integrated green factor . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 22/23
LONG JOHN ABOUT WRAPTECH 2.0 Technology
Naveena Denim Mills collaborate with The LYCRA Company for their newest . . .
Introducing TENCEL™ Modal with Indigo Color Technology
Find out what wood has to do with TENCEL’s revolutionary innovation – and how the new Indigo technology infuses . . .
LONG JOHN HIGHLIGHTS SOORTY’S SEASONLESS APPROACH
This season Soorty decided to launch their first Seasonless collection. The change realized as a self disruption for . . .
FASHION UNITED UK ABOUT KINGS OF INDIGO X CANDIANI
Dutch denim brand Kings of Indigo has teamed up with Italian denim mill Candiani to launch a new sustainable capsule . . .
IT’S ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT FAIRBLUE JEANS
Founded in 2019 by Elie Cohen Solal, Fairblue Jeans is based in Paris. Its jeans are made from 100% organic . . .
THE 3D DESIGN PROCESS OF THE FUTURE: CLO 6.0
Our KEYHOUSE stands for innovation, trend development and digital pioneering. CLO Virtual Fashion was one of the . . .
Archive: The Unmissable News 23/23
SEBASTIAN KLINDER AWARDED WITH RIVET-50
Among the winners is our very own BLUEZONE initiator Sebastian Klinder who secured a coveted spot as one the . . .
LUCIE GERMSER ONE OF THE RIVET-50 WINNERS
Longstanding member of our denim family Lucie Germser secured a well-earned spot on the 2020 list for proven dedication . . .