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Looking Back on Blue Cast’s First Year

One of Carved in Blue’s highlights of 2021 has been the launch of Blue Cast, our podcast. With the reduction in social gatherings and in-person face-to-face meetings over the past two years, we welcomed the chance to virtually sit down with friends old and new to discuss denim topics.

In the first 13 episodes, hosts Tricia Carey and Michael Kininmonth had the pleasure of inviting on experts and entrepreneurs both in the industry and on the periphery of denim. And we’ve discussed everything from contemporary sustainability initiatives to fashion history. To look back on Blue Cast’s first year, Tricia sat down with Daren Abney, senior business development manager Americas at Lenzing, for a recap episode.

“Blue Cast, which is this new endeavor from Carved in Blue, I think really was an interesting and fun way to keep the denim community together during this crazy year,” said Daren.

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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™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit