Denim Gets It’s Own Movie

Rarely is an article of clothing so iconic that it gets a whole movie made about it—but denim has never been a run-of-the-mill article of clothing.   Denim is a staple, a symbol of culture that spans generations and transcends trends and fads and anything else so often fleeting in fashion.   And the aim Christian D. Bruun had in making his documentary, Blue Gold: American Jeans, was to tell denim’s story and… Read More

Get to Know NYC When You’re Here for NYC Textile Week

In a city like New York, it’s hard to think of where to even begin when it comes to exploring it.   That’s why we’ve picked out a few highlights of happenings during New York Textile Week, so you can take your pick of what to see.   Wondering what to do in any borough at any given time? Check out the #SeeYourCity hashtag for locals’ guides to see what’s trending and… Read More

KPNY 2017, Presenting Korea’s Leading Textile and Fabric Manufacturers

Do you currently source any fabric from Korea? Regardless of your answer, dropping by Korean Preview in New York (KPNY) will be a good investment of your time.   KPNY is a well-established trade show that has been held annually for the last 20 years in Manhattan and exclusively features Korean textiles of all types. Over 60 carefully selected companies will be displaying the very best fabrics that Korea has to offer…. Read More

Messe Frankfurt’s Debut Avanprint USA Show to Feature Pioneers in Digital Printing

Showcasing the growth of digital textile printing, Messe Frankfurt is launching Avanprint USA, after introducing Avanprint Paris last year. Avanprint USA is a partnership with World Textile Information Network and aims to bring together digital printing pioneers and North America’s top apparel design and sourcing professionals over the course of three days in New York. This new sourcing platform will showcase the latest innovations in digital textile printing technology, including machinery, inks,… Read More

Sustainable Denim Wardrobe Launch

Nowadays, the denim category is multi-dimensional and dynamic, comprising a wide variety of fibers, fabrics, fits and finishes. This collection is designed to reflect this situation perfectly. Sustainable Denim Wardrobe has been produced to showcase TENCEL® branded lyocell fibers and Lenzing Modal® fibers across a number of garment categories, including wovens and knits, casual and formal, women’s, men’s and unisex.   “This is our most ambitious garment collection yet,” states Tricia Carey,… Read More

Save the Date for the 21st Korean Preview in New York

Korean Preview in New York, or KPNY 2017, is returning to New York City on June 28-29 and participating in the New York City Textile Week for the second time. However unlike years past, KPNY 2017 will be held 3 weeks prior to NYC Textile Week.   Celebrating its 21st annual exhibition, KPNY 2017 will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The primary emphasis of this year’s show will be functional fabrics and… Read More

Apparel Sourcing USA Returns for Summer 2017 Edition with Largest and Most Diverse Group of International Exhibitors in Show History

The summer 2017 edition of Apparel Sourcing USA is set to return to New York City with over 200 international exhibitors representing over 10 global sourcing destinations. This dedicated manufacturing sourcing marketplace will open its doors to exhibitors and attendees alike on Monday, July 17, 2017 for three days of business, networking and education. As the premier event on the East Coast to focus on finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label… Read More

Avanprint USA to Debut Alongside Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo in July 2017

Fashion meets technology over three days in New York City   Print Park trend area to feature digital textiles and finish apparel   The highly anticipated digital printing technology focused trade event, Avanprint USA, will debut alongside the summer 2017 editions of Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo at the Javits Convention Center. The addition of Avanprint USA to the summer textile event roster will expand the comprehensive… Read More

Bloggers: Denim Dye Hards

If you’re reading this, chances are that you know here at Carved in Blue we like to delve into the inner workings of the denim industry, covering everything from consumer consciousness and environmental responsibility to current trends and industry trailblazers. Here, we caught up with three influential bloggers in the denim space to get a bird’s-eye view of tastemakers within the industry.   A Style Diary, created in 2012 by Bankè, is a UK… Read More

Fashioning the Avant-Garde

Avant-garde, unconventional and thoroughly influential, the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo is the subject of this year’s Costume Institute exhibition at the Met Fifth Avenue, Art of the In-Between. Known for her boundary-stretching work, Kawakubo creates haute-couture that has more in common with art than it does apparel. The force behind coveted clothing label Comme des Garçons is only the second living designer to be feted at the museum (the first was Yves… Read More