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Blue Cast: Tom Leonard Reflects on 4 Decades in Denim

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The people who devote their careers to the denim industry develop a special connection to the material. And once a blue blood, always a blue blood.

In the latest episode of Carved in Blue’s Blue Cast podcast, Lenzing’s Tricia Carey chatted with Tom Leonard, the former senior vice president of global sales for Cone Denim. Freshly retired, Tom reflected on his career and how he has seen denim evolve over his four decades in the business. He calculates that in total, he sold 750 million yards of fabric, which could make about 500 million pairs of jeans.

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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 www.carvedinblue.tencel.com.

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