For Mohsin Sajid, education is the backbone to a more responsible denim industry.
Educator, designer and now content maker, Mohsin Sajid has a wealth of denim knowledge he’s dedicated to sharing.
For the last 18 years, he has worked for top denim and apparel companies in the global industry and has become a regular fixture in many international trade show panels and webinars.
Most recently, he’s been a crucial source of reference for the denim industry as it attempts to navigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. He’s helped assemble digital roundtables and panels, bringing together other experts to open lines of communication and set a plan for the future.
In 2021, he hopes to add published author to his list of experience, as he’s currently writing his first textbook documenting the evolution of denim manufacturing.
What will the denim industry be like in the next 18 months?
Hopefully the denim industry will be a lot more thoughtful in the next 18 months. All the work that we have been doing regarding sustainable collections using Tencel and hemp-based yarns and sustainable dye solutions are becoming even more important, as more designers, buyers and even consumers of fashion start to think consciously on their own actions. I honestly believe there will be a drive to make well-constructed garments with an emphasis less on petrol-based yarn and dye solutions, and more on nature.
What change would you like to see in the denim industry as a result of Covid-19?
I want to see the end of polyester-based yarn.
How do you define sustainability in a post-pandemic world?
Products that are constructed with circular principles and made to last a lifetime.
Describe your dream jeans.
Unsanforized, Northrop loom state selvedge, natural indigo bacteria jean with Ecru ID line, made from a Tencel and hemp-blend warp and weft, without using cotton and with a linen tex 60 Ecru stitching throughout.
What is your most worn pair of jeans, and why?
I have a few of my own Endrime jeans that have been in rotation for nine years—and still going strong.
Name one word that best describes denim.