PRINCIPAL FOUNDERS

Proudly founded in 2014 with the generous support of the following visionaires:

The House of Denim was established in 2009; an independent, not for profit foundation on a mission to connect & inspire the denim community ‘towards a brighter blue’; to initiate and collaboratively drive the innovation and change our industry needs.

http://www.houseofdenim.org

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. The ERDF focuses its investments on several key priority areas.

https://ec.europa.eu

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In 2009, Veenhoff and Hoitink started the foundation House of Denim, a platform for craftsmanship and innovation in the denim industry. In order to be innovative, education is a crucial element but a jeans-education appeared to be unavailable anywhere in the world.
For that reason, the ROC Amsterdam was approached to start a pilot for a proper denim education. In cooperation with a number of leading jeans brands and other experts from the industry, research was conducted on the knowledge that was needed and what the curriculum for the education should be.
In addition to the Dutch education, the Jean School in cooperation with House of Denim, recently started a one-year English-speaking education that is especially developed for foreign students and Dutch students with a HAVO-diploma or who have a propaedeutic certificate

http://www.jeanschool.com

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We are a corporate foundation, affiliated to global retailer C&A, here to fundamentally transform the apparel industry. As an independently-funded philanthropic organisation, we can focus on longer-term objectives with a healthy appetite for risk.

http://www.candafoundation.org

CO-FOUNDERS

Advance Denim cares for the environmental sustainability in our business, we do always keep a green mind, make our best choices and practice on our daily basis with less energy consumption, less water usage, less waste generation to decrease our carbon footprint

http://www.advancedenim.com

Bossa, established in 1951, is one of the largest integrated textile corporations of Turkey facilities located on 200,000 m of land and its 1.400 personnel. We offer a wide range of high quality denim and casual wear fabrics, with an annual high capacity in spinning, weaving, dyeing and finishing.

http://www.bossa.com.tr/

Candiani Denim was established in 1938 in a tiny town near Milano and is a family-run company ever since.

Today Candiani is known as the greenest textile company in the blue World and produces for the most prestigious names in the market.

http://www.candianidenim.it

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

http://www.calvinklein.com

Since our creation in 1989, G-Star’s philosophy has always been, ‘Just the Product.’ This single-minded approach has led to many denim ‘firsts’: the introduction of ‘luxury denim for the streets,’ by fusing high-level craftsmanship with street level edge to create a new denim sector.

http://www.g-star.com

In 1990 the company started to develop a new line of machines called “Global” and we started producing new machines at our own factory. This new company Global International BV has been very successful since many years and is specialized in new machines for the shoe, upholstery, heavy duty sewing and the textile industry under the Global brand name.

https://globalsew.com/

Jeanologia is an innovative and multicultural company with over 20 years of experience in the development of sustainable and eco-efficient technologies for the finishing industry. Today Jeanologia leads the transformation of the textile industry with its disruptive technologies (laser and eco systems), guaranteeing ZERO contamination.

http://www.jeanologia.com

Levi Strauss & Co. has been innovating since the birth of the first pair of jeans in 1873. Throughout our long history, we’ve inspired change in the marketplace, the workplace and the world. The next time you see someone wearing a pair of Levi’s® jeans, remember that these pants are a direct descendant of that first pair made back in 1873.

http://www.levi.com

De Meester Koetsier Foundation stelt financiële middelen ter beschikking aan onderwijsinstellingen en studenten op het gebied van mode, confectie en textielkunde. Sustainability is een belangrijke voorwaarde voor financiële ondersteuning. De Meester Koetsier Foundation onderschrijft het IMVO convenant, geïnitieerd door MODINT.

http://meesterkoetsier.nl/

Metod Makine has been dealing with the production of denim jeans dry process machines and equipments since 2002. Based on Customer Satisfaction as our primary principle, we are always in hot pursuit of fashion and trying to make innovation for our machinery in this direction. Metod Makine makes its production in accordance with the EU Confirmity Certificates without harming the human health and environment.

http://www.metodmachine.com

TOMMY HILFIGER is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.

Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the  TOMMY HILFIGER  and TOMMY JEANS brands.  Founder Tommy Hilfiger remains the company’s Principal Designer and provides leadership and direction for the design process.

https://nl.tommy.com

TOLKAR has established in 1969 as a family business regarding to produce textile processing and commercial laundry machines at IZMIR, Camdibi. From the very first date, continuous development, better quality and customer satisfaction have made up a principle by TOLKAR where at the present day constitute from 2 splendid innovative production factories in İZMİR Ataturk Industrial Zone.

http://www.tolkar.com.tr

PARTNERS

Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 24 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.

http://www.archroma.com

Soorty – World of Denim
Every thread, every weave and every stitch marks a milestone for us.
Soorty began as a shop in the 1980s, shipping its first export order in 1983. Today, Soorty is Pakistan’s largest vertically integrated denim company; allowing a complete visibility of the supply chain from spinning to denim, garment to laundry.
With production facilities, offices, warehouses, innovation labs and design studios around the world, Soorty offers its World of Denim to customers worldwide through its strong global presence.

 

INNOVATION.
DESIGN.
SUSTAINABILITY.

We are a fashion powerhouse that is also building new age homes;
We are a global leader in apparel manufacturing that is also transforming water management;
A denim pioneer that is a trailblazer in advanced materials;
A wearable technology manufacturer that is also delivering state-of-the-art engineering solutions.

Where we aren’t just driven by bottom lines and profits, but able and willing to drive social impact;
Where our CSR and sustainability initiatives are slowly but surely changing lives and making a difference to thousands. From being just a textile company, we’ve come a long way and are striving every day to create opportunities where none exist.

http://arvind.com

Nowadays most brands try to minimize their supply chain, in order to have a better focus on product, with the aim to establish a longterm relationship with their suppliers, so the product-quality can rise and problems can be solved more easily.

With an experience of more than 20 years Wiser Globe from Amsterdam is offering full service (from innovative and responsible collections to final product) in demanded price and lead-time.

A trading solution for textile business with a power of pre-,peri- and post-production abilities worldwide.

http://www.wiserglobe.com/

SPONSORS

Founded in 1980 the company formerly started trading in North London supplying printed hang tags, woven and printed labels to the local and then thriving fashion industry.

London remains the headquarters for the group and Apxpress London is where Branding comes to life – where it takes form, through thought, research, design and innovation – so that when we have delivered our masterpieces – they work and sit beautifully with the garments they were made for.

http://www.apxpress.com

Steeped in almost 130 years of history, heritage denim brand Lee® is recognised as a founding father of the modern denim movement. One of the world’s first denim brands, it has never let its rich history weigh it down. Instead, imbued with the spirit of innovation, coupled with respect for tradition, it has continued to shape trends, taking workwear and spinning it into something altogether more fashion-forward and modern.

http://www.lee.com

 

We are a team with common passion for textile world and fashion. Officina+39 combines experience of real professional people, devoted to anticipate, develop and support market demands related to garment field. Officina+39’s real heritage is made up of thirty-year experience dedicated to research and chemical application in textile sector, and present engagement to transmit it to new technicians generation.

http://www.officina39.com

CONTRIBUTORS

Berto Textile Industry was founded in 1887 in Bovolenta, a little town near Padua, by two brilliant brothers: Giuseppe and Egidio Berto.

The company, historically linked to its surroundings, throughout these years has increased and has strengthened the efforts to maintain the whole production in its historical establishments and today the company is proud to be part of the Italian denim production chain.

http://www.berto.it

Jeremy Ayache created Close To Clothes with a simple acknowledgement: Most labelling specialists work on standardized products – they do not offer a creative approach for their brand owner customers. This is why he envisioned and created his company like a styling agency that designs and achieves original and inspiring creations. Product approach and expertise that are developed with Close To Clothes are 100% fashionable.

http://www.closetoclothes.com

We are dedicated to establishing ourselves as the leading global brand in the Pocketing, Waistband and Lining field. Our primary objective is to continue to supply innovative products to the major apparel brands throughout the world.
The company is committed to protecting the environment as well as our global community. We are continually looking for ways to improve our impact on sustainability.

http://www.copen.org

Dorlet has been devising, developing, manufacturing, creating and selling metal fashion clothing and leather goods accessories since 1928. With a rich industrial heritage and an unique know-how, passed down from generation to generation, the family-run business has been able to adapt its range of products to changes in the market and to open up to international scale.

http://www.dorlet.fr

INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS

Fronteer is a creative strategy firm that helps organisations understand what’s ahead and defines the right strategy for their brands, products or innovation approach.

The company embraces expert co-creation, a unique approach that creates and cultivates a culture for pushing boundaries and dismissing the rules. Bringing together the expertise of clients, users and external experts results in breakthrough thinking, clarity and concepts for growth. But above all, expert co-creation accelerates positive impact.

Clients of Fronteer include Heineken, Philips, KLM, ROC of Amsterdam, Eneco, HEMA, Bugaboo and WWF.

https://fronteer.com

HTNK is a multidisciplinary matchmaking agency for the creative industries. Established in 1997 by Mariette Hoitink, HTNK is based in Amsterdam and operates globally.  HTNK functions on a regular basis as an advisory for companies, local governments, NGO’s and educational institutions.

Fashion recruitment sits at the core of HTNK. Our consultants, all senior professionals in fashion, operate as strategic matchmakers with an entrepreneurial mindset. Talent acquisition services range from creative to commercial positions and from executive management to high potential creatives.

https://htnk.nl

Het ROC van Amsterdam  verzorgt middelbaar beroepsonderwijs op negen moderne mbo-colleges in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Hoofddorp en Hilversum. Elk  mbo college heeft een eigen opleidingsaanbod en een aantal specialismes. De beroepspraktijk is zichtbaar en voelbaar op school. In totaal biedt het ROCvA bijna 300 mbo-opleidingen.
Het onderwijs op de mbo-colleges is kleinschalig georganiseerd, als student heb je voornamelijk te maken met de afdeling waar je opleiding onderdeel van is. Het ROC van Amsterdam kenmerkt zich door kwalitatief hoogwaardig onderwijs met veel aandacht voor de individuele student.

https://www.rocva.nl

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