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John Michael Arcella Shares His Denim Reading List

In his “day job,” John Michael Arcella is a creative powerhouse, working as a designer for a number of different industries. On his Instagram,@thedailychore, Arcella showcases his impressive denim collection, including many pieces from his vintage archive using striking and stylized editorial shots.

Here, he shares his must-read list for fellow denimheads with Carved in Blue.

Carved in Blue: How do you define sustainability?

John: I define Sustainability as “doing” or “creating” something without creating a large carbon footprint, as well as not producing excess to the point that it is harmful to the planet and humans. The process of creating something and continuing to create without harming its environment.

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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 branded fibers to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit