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Calik Denim’s 30 Years of Success and Beyond

Whether it’s superior quality fabric, sustainability or successful innovations, Calik Denim has been delivering it to the denim industry for more than 30 years.

At the very core of the Turkish company’s success is its dedication to the environment. From day one, Calik has made great efforts to use manufacturing practices that reduce negative impact on the environment—from how it collects raw materials to production to distribution to recycling. And its implementation of innovative planet-friendly production processes has allowed it to expand into new sustainable product lines geared to its current clients, as well as attract potential customers.

Calik celebrated its 30-year stronghold in the denim industry last year with a socially conscious art exhibit, Denim Loves Art, showcasing 30 of the brightest denim artwork from students from art and design schools around the world, including Parsons School of Design, Amsterdam Fashion Institute and Central St. Martins, which were on display in Istanbul, Amsterdam and L.A.

Carved in Blue caught up with Calik Denim’s general manager Hamit Yenici, who talks about the continued growth of the Turkish denim market, the company’s role as a leader in sustainability, the benefits of TENCEL™ and why he looks to Stockholm for denim inspiration.

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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit