XDD plans to launch seven new collections at Kingpins Amsterdam to be held from April 20-21, 2022. As per a Sourcing Journal Report, each of these collections will focus on a particular theme. The themes include: Vintage Friendly, One-Size Fit, Black Denim, Raw Denim, Neutrals, Mild Hand Feel and Ecology Denim.
Vintage Denim will be represented through XDD’s vintage-friendly fabric designed and manufactured for brands such as Levi’s. The theme is suitable for various types of denim silhouettes, and the trend can work with different eras, eg the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s. Wearers can experience first-hand how this vintage/marble effect can impact the denim’s quality.
The One-Size Fit collection will highlight a denim fabric developed by XDD to provide an ultra-stretch with excellent recovery via its new Aerate-Max technique. Black Denim collection will provide a different shade of black via different treatments. Its color range will also illustrate the marble/vintage effect consumer’s desire, with just one basic wash necessary.
The Raw denim collection will focus on sustainability, with these jeans comprised of raw, unwashed denim. The jeans will be made from sustainably sourced recycled cotton certified by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol (USCTP), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). With these certifications intact, XDD can manufacture its products so that the fabric traceable throughout the supply chain.
Neutrals story includes a range of innovative looks, including Earth ColorsThe natural-colored collections are grounded with preferred fiber options, such as USCTP, GOTS, BCI-certified cotton. These fibers include natural slub fabric as well as visible seeds textures.
XDD has also collaborated with Lenzing’s to use Refibra, an eco-friendlier version of the Lyocell fabric, to provide this “eco-soft” hand feel to customers. The mill is also adding bio-based spandex to products besides exploring corn as a natural fiber alternative.