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The Week in Denim: Mexican Rock Band Maná Launches Denim Label

Big Baggy Jesus prepares for private label


San Francisco-based denim reseller TJ Marsh started his business hocking vintage jeans from his Instagram @BigBaggyJesus. If the pun Big Baggy Jesus isn’t obvious, it’s a play off of one of the many nicknames of Wu Tang Clan’s Old Dirty Bastard who on occasion will take the title “Big Baby Jesus.” (Read More)

The jury is in at 2016 Global Denim Awards


This year’s Denim Awards are set to take place Oct. 26 in Amsterdam, and the denim-drenched jury has just been announced. The jury will assess the final collections of 11 fashion designers and progressive mills. (Read More)

Mexican rock band Maná launches denim label


Mexican supergroup Maná announced the launch of a new denim and sportswear collection Ritos del Sol that will benefit environmental projects. Commonly identified as “the U2 of Spanish Rock,” Maná’s Ritos del Sol is “designed to mirror the band’s ongoing desire seeking harmony between man and nature,” according to a press release. (Read More)

Vicunha focuses on vintage for Asian market


Vicunha Textil will be one of the 28 companies to meet at the sixth annual DenimsandJeans trade show in Bangladesh on Oct. 5-6. Under the show’s theme “Vintage Recall,” mills like Vicunha plan to present vintage-inspired collections and heritage washes. (Read More)

Stone Island uses “lightest fiber on Earth” in denim line


““Stone Island’s polypropylene denim introduces a new level of lightweight performance. For Fall ’16, the brand introduced its newest interpretation of classic denim, a polypropylene material touted as the “lightest fiber on earth.”” (Read More)

Report: Ralph Lauren is winning the luxury category online


The appeal of Ralph Lauren is timeless even in this digital age. The American clothing and accessories brand captured top market share among luxury brands with 19.2% of total online visits, followed by Michael Kors with 18.5%, according to the most recent trend report by PMX. (Read More)

British Retailer Wolf & Badger to open store in NYC

From London to New York, Wolf & Badger extends its support of independent fashion brands to the US with the opening of its SoHo store. (PRNewsFoto/Wolf & Badger)

Wolf & Badger, the British retailer known for carrying a wide array of independent fashion brands, is opening its first U.S. store in Manhattan next year. The retailer’s new flagship location will be located at 95 Grand Street in SoHo, and is expected to open by February 2017. (Read More)