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AGI Denim Welcomes Carl Chiara as Global Creative Director

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During a time when the industry is undergoing a global shift, AGI Denim is experiencing internal changes of its own. The Pakistan-based denim manufacturer just welcomed Carl Chiara, global creative director, to its team.

Chiara brings with him two decades of global experience, previously working in similar roles at Levi Strauss & Co., consulting with companies such as Gap and co-founding boutique retail chain Unionmade. His extensive experience puts him in a unique position to further AGI’s mission of sustainability and circular design.

“We are pleased to welcome Carl Chiara to our team,” said Hasan Javed, AGI Denim’s executive director. “He is a very well-respected figure in the denim industry and brings with him a wealth of experience on the creative and design side. Carl is an advocate of sustainability and circularity in design—values we share at AGI.”

Javed added that he’s confident Chiara will bring a fresh perspective to the company as it formulates new ideas for creating during the pandemic.

AGI’s plans for the future include a heavy emphasis on responsible production, which it demonstrates with its water-saving technologies and incorporation of less-impactful fibers, including hemp and organic cotton.

Chiara started in his new role on Thursday, and noted that he is thrilled to “continue to create a truly meaningful impact globally.”