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Denim’s Intersection with Art on View in Basel

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Denim has long been used for more than jeans, with designers incorporating the material into handbags and footwear.

Even beyond fashion, denim has found a place in art pieces and everyday objects. The versatility of the fabric is on display in the exhibit “Denim – stylish, practical, timeless,” up now through April 5, 2021 at the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.

Curated in partnership with Liza Snook, founder of the Virtual Shoe Museum, the exhibit features approximately 125 objects on loan from museums, private collections and artists. Among the installations on view is Carved in Blue’s very own ‘Hardwear’ TENCEL™ Denim workwear jean from Candiani and Endrime, as well as Ian Berry’s The Secret Garden, which recreates flora in denim.

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