Omer Ahmed

Artistic Milliners, CEO

Omer Ahmed’s interest in denim began at an early age.

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Katy Al-Rubeyi

Story Mfg., Co-founder

Katy Al-Rubeyi’s Story mfg. is rooting its fashion in nature and social good.

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Bilgehan "Hans" Ates

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, Founder

Han Ates is of the belief that less is more in both the design and production processes.

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Sanjeev Bahl

Saitex, Founder

Sanjeev Bahl is the brains behind the “cleanest denim factory in the world.”

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Laura Balmond

Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Make Fashion Circular project manager

For the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), jeans are just the starting point for fashion’s circular future.

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Mary Bruno

Life After Death Denim, Founder

Mary Bruno is striking out on her own with a sustainability mission.

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James Bartle

Outland Denim, Founder and CEO

James Bartle is taking a democratic approach to running a business.

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Alessio Berto

The Tailor Pattern Support, Owner

Education plays a large role Alessio Berto's day-to-day.

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Joel Carman

Over the Rainbow, Owner

Joel Carman's store captures denim's sense of family and community.

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Alberto de Conti

Rudolf Group, Head of Fashion Division

With a resume that includes more than a decade at Levi's, de Conti is a longtime figure in the denim...

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Salli Deighton

Denim development consultant

Salli Deighton envisions a sustainable future for denim, even at the mass merchant level.

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Dan Feibus

Vidalia Mills Co., CEO

Vidalia Mills Co. CEO Dan Feibus is setting an example for business owners with Made in USA dreams.

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Claire Ford

Claire Ford Consultancy, Director

Claire Ford applies her millennial sensibility to her sustainable denim designs.

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Howard Gee

AB Fits, Founder

A deep knowledge of fit and fabric earned Howard Gee a long-loyal customer base.

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Juan Manuel Gomez

Officina +39, Creative Leader

Creating artwork with indigo has led to a career in the denim supply chain for Juan Manuel Gomez.

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Jean Hegedus

The Lycra Company, Director of sustainability

Jean Hegedus' work within the denim industry has heightened awareness of the need for more sustainable solutions.

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Clare and David Hieatt

Hiut Denim Co., Owners

Hiut Denim Co. only makes one product: jeans. But they do it well.

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Adrian Joffe

Dover Street Market, Co-founder and CEO

Along with selling fashion, Dover Street Market CEO Adrian Joffe is in the business of creating experiences.

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Dr. Andrew Jordan

Jordan & Associates, Consultant

Dr. Andrew Jordan is helping to to tell the story of the wider U.S. cotton industry.

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Ruedi Karrer

The Jeans Museum, Founder

Ruedi Karrer is a curator and caretaker of the unique stories jeans can tell.

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Sebastian Klinder

Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone, Managing Director

Sebastian Klinder has transformed Munich Fabric Start and Bluezone into international platforms focused on sustainability and innovation.

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Isko CEO Fatih Konukoglu has showed how to lead with grace under the pressure of a global pandemic.

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Yul Ku

AG Jeans, CEO

Through mask production and donations, AG Jeans stepped up to support local Covid-19 relief efforts.

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Amy Leverton

Denim Dudes, Founder

Amy Leverton is gearing up for design projects that bring her back to her professional origins.

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Gary Lenett

Duer Denim, Co-founder

Gary Lenett is focused on creating the “best pants in the world.”

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Maurice Malone

Maurice Malone, Creative Designer and Principal Owner

Maurice Malone's designs are at the apex of where craftsmanship and streetwear meet.

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Luigi Lovato

Elleti Group, Founder and CEO

Luigi Lovato recently put his affection for denim on display by establishing a museum housing more than 15,000 garments dating...

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Robert McMillan

Dearborn Denim, Owner

Robert McMillan made it his mission to ensure that his company filled a gap in the market: denim cut and...

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Wouter Munnichs

Long John, Founder

Wouter Munnichs' passion for denim shines through storytelling and brand building.

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Kara Nicholas

Elevate Textiles, Vice President of Marketing

As vice president of marketing for Elevate Textiles, Kara Nicholas helps craft the stories of a suite of textile trailblazers.

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Jill Perilman

Liverpool Jeans, Co-founder and Design Director

Jill Perilman is the creative force behind Liverpool Jeans' popular women’s collection.

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Piyumi Perera

Hirdaramani Industries, Head of Design

Piyumi Perera’s role is an example of how in 2020 being a designer also requires deep knowledge in materials and...

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Ida Petersson

Browns, Buying Director

Under Ida Petersson's sartorial eye, Browns is evolving with the next generation of consumers.

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Frank Pizzuro

Brooklyn Denim Co., Founder

Frank Pizzuro's one-stop-shop for denim is a favorite of New Yorker denim heads.

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Silvia Rancani

The Denim Window, Founder

Silvia Rancani's The Denim Window keeps the industry connected online and IRL.

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Marianne Romestain

Galeries Lafayette, Chief Merchandising Officer

Marianne Romestain is fine-tuning the conventional wisdoms of Parisian retail.

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Renzo Rosso

OTB Group, Founder and President

With Renzo Rosso at the helm, OTB Group is emerging as a company that does good for both the planet...

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Mohsin Sajid

Denim History, Founder

For Mohsin Sajid, education is the backbone to a more responsible denim industry.

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Safdar Shah

Rajby Textiles, R&D Manager

Safdar Shah is up for the challenge to advance circular fabrics.

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Sevgin Sicim

C&A, Fabric Manager

Sevgin Sicim is bringing C&A's stance on sustainability to the jeanswear category.

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Enrique Silla

Jeanologia, CEO and Co-Founder

Enrique Silla is working to help retailers regain trust with Covid-era consumers.

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Greta Thunberg

Climate Activist

Greta Thunberg is a voice to reckon with.

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Tracy Sun

Poshmark, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of New Markets.

With 60 million members, Poshmark is changing the way consumers perceive pre-owned fashion.

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Tony Tonnaer

Kings of Indigo, Founder and CEO

Tony Tonnaer is a pioneer in cool sustainable fashion and storytelling.

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Menno van Meurs

Tenue de Nîmes, CEO

Menno van Meurs vouches for quality over quantity.

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Julie Wainwright

The RealReal, Founder and CEO

Julie Wainwright used her e-commerce acumen to bring the world of consignment to the online masses.

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Amy Wang

Advance Denim, General Manager

Amy Wang is a force behind Advance Denim's eco mission.

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Vivian Wang

Kingpins Shows, Managing Director

Vivian Wang is the heart of Kingpins' global initiatives.

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Ani Wells

Simply Suzette, Owner and Founder

Through her blog and social media, Ani Wells encourages consumers to understand the origin of their clothing.

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