Welcome to the new Rivet magazine!
Now as a part of Penske Media Corporation, Rivet has additional resources and an elevated design, so you’ll see a whole new look. Plus—in these pages and throughout our site—you’ll notice more in-depth coverage.
Our editorial now leverages the expertise of our parent company, Sourcing Journal Media, as it pertains to trade and sourcing and combines it with Rivet’s insight about denim trends, brands and retail to create a singular news hub for the global denim market. Expect to see more features with mill owners, designers and retailers, industry analysis, and a closer look at denim culture.
In addition to this milestone for Rivet, the issue itself is taking a look at milestones across the denim industry—those rare markers of how far the denim has come, and an opportunity to reflect on where it’s headed next.
For one, after 80 years of manufacturing denim, family-run Candiani Denim is still the “cool kid” on the denim block. The family’s passion for denim is authentic, while its vision for (and investment in) innovations are part of what’s carried it forward as a purveyor of the next generation of jeans. As the mill celebrates its 80th anniversary with new eco-friendly collections, fourth-generation denim maker Alberto Candiani shares with Rivet the legacy he hopes to leave behind.
And considering what that legacy is likely to be, it isn’t any wonder why Jason Denham of Denham the Jeanmaker found a type of kinship with Candiani. Both share a willingness to innovate and adapt to changing consumer preferences, while maintaining laser sharp focus on their brand identities.
Denham the Jeanmaker celebrates its own milestone this year, marking a decade of denim with a calendar of special projects, including limited-edition jeans made with Candiani golden selvedge denim. The right partnerships are just one piece of the puzzle that has helped the Amsterdam-based label build staying power. For Denham, it’s been about staying true to his brand values and vision for denim.
We hope you enjoy the issue. And if you have a scoop to share or denim innovation or dish to share, tell us. It’s your denim industry. We’re just reporting on it.