Whether elegant or artificially aged, worn with a jacket or a T-shirt, jeans go well with almost anything. They are simultaneously a lifestyle statement, worldwide cult classic and long-selling fashion garment – with no end to the success story in sight. Denim accounts about 3% of total world fabric production. The statistics tell us that a US American has eight pairs of jeans, while a European comes a close second with five to six pairs . Almost two billion pairs of jeans are produced each year, claiming about 10 percent of the worldwide cotton harvest. Following that trend, the new denim product is storming in the knit market globally. Though the indigo knits have been created for a long time, a huge increase in demand for these products came from the time Jeggings trend in woven denim became popular. With the woven denim fabrics being initially used to create the super tight jeggings, the need for further comfort – while maintaining denim looks – was felt strongly and this has given chance to knit based fabrics, what we called knit denim. The comfort ability of knit denim garments as well its stretch ability makes the fabric mold and move easily with body movement thereby creating huge demand to the customers. The global leader in textile and clothing, China is the first country that has created and implemented idea of creating knit denim look in knit fabrics with french/or terry structure (cloth that features loops and soft piles of yarn). Bangladesh as one of the cheapest production centers for apparel around the world needs to focus on fashionable elements on denim fabric thus adding value to the product using different effect such as denim effect on knitted fabric and put a step towards value addition and sustainability.
Fashion trends come and go as each decade goes by, but one trend that has remained intact over so many seasons is the beloved denim. A trend that was born in Nimes, France and raised in America, denim collections have undergone tremendous changes through the passing years. Created in the 18th century for miners due to the durable nature of the fabric, denim didn’t become popular until the 1930s. The popularity of denim continued to grow during the following decades, and was transformed forever in the 1980s with debut of high fashion denim. Jordache, Calvin Klein and Sergio Valente were amongst the pioneers in creating slimmer, tight fitting designer jeans.
Engr. Asit Ghosh