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Turkey’s Denim Mills Respond to Devastating Earthquakes

On Feb. 6, two earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 struck the Kahramanmaraş area in the southeastern part of Turkey that borders Syria. Following the two major seismic events, there have been more than 2,000 aftershocks.

Over 200,000 search and rescue workers have located more than 80,000 survivors amid the rubble over the past week. However, the death toll in Turkey and Syria has surpassed a combined 35,000 and it continues to rise. In addition, almost 20,000 individuals are hospitalized in Turkey.

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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