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Blue Cast: Tuncay Kilickan Shares His Vision for TENCEL™ Denim and Carved in Blue

This fall has been a time of change for the Lenzing Denim team. After more than two decades at the company, Tricia Carey moved on from Lenzing. And in October, Tuncay Kilickan joined Lenzing as head of global business development, denim.

Tuncay, who is based in Turkey, came to Lenzing from the denim world. For 17 years, he was on the product development team at denim mill Isko, working on new fabrics and concepts and engaging with the denim world at trade shows around the globe.

On the latest episode of our Blue Cast podcast, Tuncay sat down with Lenzing consultant Mohsin Sajid of Endrime to chat about what is next for Lenzing in denim. One of the main themes of their discussion was Lenzing’s work with mills to incorporate its fibers into textile innovations. Mohsin noted that Lenzing’s booths at denim shows are usually full of collections from its mill partners, showcasing what is possible with TENCEL™.

Read more on Carved in Blue.

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