Denim is having its day and demand for chambray is up as a result.

If one thing was clear at Texworld USA July 12-14 in New York City, it was that denim looks are definitely in and buyers are searching for ways to not only capitalize, but to innovate around the trend.

And that’s where chambray comes in.

The woven fabric that gets its look from having an often indigo-colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft—just like denim does, only not a twill construction—has a similar appearance as denim, but because it can come in much lighter-weight iterations, the possibilities for use are almost endless.

Like mixing it with TENCEL® to add softness and drape to light weight fabrics to add a distinctive look.

Read more at Carved in Blue.

 


This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal® to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit www.carvedinblue.lenzing-fibers.com.

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