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Kingpins New York Preview: New to Market

Though mills are just months away from presenting their Fall/Winter 24-25 collections, new developments for Spring/Summer 2024 will be on display at Kingpins New York

The denim supply chain trade show will take place at Basketball City on Jan. 11-12.

Newness from Global Denim include six fabrics made with hemp and two new fabrics in its ReZero line of fabrics that combines pre-consumer recycled cotton and waterless dye technology. “This is a concept that goes hand in hand with our sustainability and circularity mission and we plan to expand and introduce more fabrics as the year continues,” Finkler said. 

The Mexican mill is also presenting heavyweight Japanese-inspired fabrics for clients that want “extra authentic character” that nods to history. 

Hemp, performance fibers and natural dyes drive newness in S/S '24 collections.
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Naveena Denim Mills enhanced new collections with performance fibers. To address durability, the Pakistani mill will introduce Duramax fabrics created with Lycra lastingFIT 2.0 technology. The fabrics are offered in different levels of elasticity from 15-20 percent to 40-45 percent and with recycled and renewable fibers like Lycra T400 EcoMade and/or Lycra EcoMade.

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“Combining strength with comfort, they are made from a blend of cotton with Lycra T400 fiber to provide better performance and style as compared to ordinary 100 percent cotton denim fabrics and jeans. The result is timeless jeans that age with beauty,” said Aydan Tuzun, Naveena Denim Mills executive director of sales and marketing.

Naveena also teamed with Lycra to produce Coolwaste, a cooling performance fiber made with 100 percent textile waste as input. Compared with the conventional polyester production with non-renewable resources, Tuzun said the technology has 25 percent lower CO2 emissions than virgin counterparts. Performance wise, she said Coolwaste’s cooling, drying and durability benefits are permanent and don’t wash out.

Indigo Textile’s twin Ether and Prism capsule collections explore the possibilities of the sustainable garment finishing processes. The high-recycled-content fabrics use technologies that help save up to 90 percent water in the dyeing and finishing processes. Shiraz Masood, Indigo Textile’s director of marketing, said the collections illustrate how circular manufacturing is denim’s future. 

Kingpins NY is a chance for AGI Denim to present a new collection by creative director Carl Chiara. The collection was developed with the Pakistani company’s R&D workshop in Karachi. 

Artistic Milliners will bring Nippon to the show, a concept characterized by looser, flowier fits like the harem pant. “We’re seeing a real embrace of non-stretch these days without sacrificing comfort so we’ve taken that idea and paired it with our usual selection of smart, earth friendly fabric technology,” said Baber Sultan, Artistic Milliners director of product, research and trend.

Orta introduced BioBrewed Black, a natural coating made from wood waste in deep black colors, at Kingpins Amsterdam last year. The warp-dye version of BioBrewed Black will be introduced at Kingpins NY for clients seeking different wash-down aesthetics.

Prosperity will introduce Slate Grey, a new blue-casted mid-grey that offers a wide variety of washes, resulting in “nice indigo, grey type of colors,” said Andy Zhong, Prosperity’s marketing director. 

Cone Denim is adding two articles to its Abstract concept, Honeycomb and Bellflower, that offer the “perfect combination of lightweight and ultra-comfort but pack a lot of punch with denim yarn character that’s unique to what we’ve seen in denim retail,” said Pierette Scavuzzo, Cone Denim design director. 

The fabrics appear heavier than they are, giving designers a lightweight solution for looser fits with attractive visual interest and texture. Bellflower is especially unique in how it mimics linen’s imperfectly perfect yarn character.

Soorty has new goods developed with Circulose, hemp, Indigo Modal and natural indigo, as well as new additions to its Future Vintage concept with authentic, slubby looks. 

“With design labs in the innovation and fashion hubs of the world, we’re working closely with customers in different markets, which helps us understand trends, wants and needs and act accordingly,” said Eda Dikmen, Soorty marketing and communications manager (fabrics). “We are continuously working on ideas to improve our offers with new developments, driven by responsible fiber and process innovation.”