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Denim Reads: Inside Saitex and GQ’s Salacious Take on Denim

From a tour of Saitex’s recently Certified B Corp facility in Vietnam, to a steamy video starring Teyana Taylor, Iman Shumpert and the best denim for fall, here are some of our favorite denim reads from the past week.

The Sexier Side of Denim with Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor

Menswear bible GQ linked up with Vogue and Iman Shumpert of the Houston Rockets and performer Teyana Taylor for “One Night in Denim,” a steamy video that shows the celebrity couple at home in (and out) of jeans. The video features styles from a diverse line-up of brands including Dsquared2, Global Intuition and Old Navy. “I’m a blue jeans guy, but I like there to be some different pop to them. I like it to be original,” Shumpert told GQ. Click here to watch the video.

Meghan Markle Wore Outland Denim, Putting the Brand on the Map—And Changed Lives in the Process

When the Duchess of Sussex wears a brand, fashionistas take notes. In this interview with Town & Country, Outland Denim founder James Bartle breaks down what the “Markle Sparkle” meant for his business and how the Duchess’ unofficial seal of approval is giving more vulnerable women in Cambodia new employment opportunities. Click here to read the full interview.

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Meghan Duchess of Sussex in Outland Denim. Javier Garcia/BPI/Shutterstock

Factory Tour: Inside the Denim Factory Your Favorite Sustainable Brands Use Loyally

Fashionista takes Everlane and Madewell fans behind the scenes at Saitex, the sustainable factory their favorite jeans come from. Author Whitney Bauck checks in on the status of the company’s first mill build to LEED specifications and the story behind Saitex’s latest investment to enhance transparency. Click here to read the full article.

Macy’s Pulled Portion-Control Plates

A set of plates that designated food portions with the phrases “skinny jeans” and “mom jeans” stirred up controversy for Macy’s this week. According to The Washington Post, Macy’s pulled the item from its Herald Square store, just hours after a Twitter post suggested that the plates sent a body-shamming message to women. However, it hasn’t stopped shoppers from seeking out the dishes. Click here to read the full news story.