The partnership between Candiani Denim and lifestyle brand, renowned for its scientific approach to materials, Pangaia, marks a new chapter in the history of denim with the creation of nettle denim. The nettle for this fabric was sourced from the mountain forests of the Himalayas. The sustainable management of this wild crop helps to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and stabilise the landslide prone slopes of the region. Being harvested by local farmers during the low season provides them with an additional income stream. The fibre properties of nettle are unique by being extremely durable yet soft to the touch and breathable thanks to their hollow core. To create this exclusive fabric for Pangaia, characterized by an unmistakable purple selvedge, the nettle fibers were mixed with organic cotton and worked on vintage shuttle looms.Read more
Charlotte Dereux started Patine in 2017 with the aim of creating a new standard in the fashion industry. The French brand has a very close relationship with its community offering its customers ‘80s and ‘90s inspired clothing essentials and it complies with the highest environmentally and socially responsible criteria. At the beginning of 2023, Patine has become a B Corp. Patine used our COREVA™ fabric in its Donna collection, featuring comfortable yet sexy jeans and denim shirts made in Portugal.Read more
Jason Denham is not just a jeans manufacturer: he is, above all, a true denim enthusiast, with whom we have been partnering since he founded his brand. The reinterpretation of the iconic Air Max 90 and Air Max 95 trainers with denim elements has been one of the most thrilling collaborations we have been part of. Latest-generation black, indigo and ecru denim fabrics were carefully combined to create an authentically retro unisex design that celebrates the best of our two worlds.Read more
We collaborated with Vibram in the scope of the Monitor for Circular Fashion led by SDA Bocconi. The component shoe we co-engineered following eco-design principles is made of only five components that can be easily disassembled, repaired, and recycled once their life cycle is over. The upper is made of upcycled denim from Candiani Custom’s production, while the sole contains natural FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified materials. The upper and the sole are connected by a lace made of cotton and TENCEL™.Read more
Commitment and the search for new sustainable fashion solutions are an integral part of Stella McCartney’s DNA. Thanks to the vision that unites us, they agreed to be one of the first brands in the world to launch the innovative COREVA™ stretch technology through a collaboration aimed at raising awareness in the luxury sector.
Milan is equally recognized for furniture design as it is for fashion. Busnelli is a historic company renowned for combining tradition and technology, as well as craftsmanship and manufacturing. This collaboration reinterpreted, with denim elements, two iconic chairs: the Armadillo and the Fiocco, designed by Gianni Pareschi and currently part of the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. These limited-edition pieces embody the excellence of Italian concept, design and production.Read more
EC-01 is the name of a limited-edition pair of jeans crafted with the multi-award-winning ReGen fabric and hand-painted by Steve Aoki and his Dim Mak artists. Blending deconstructed pop art and manga aesthetics, this collaboration aims to dispel the common misconception that garments made through highly sustainable techniques are inevitably dull, plain and boring.Read more
Mark, Adam, and Ania Taubenfligel founded the denim brand Triarchy in 2011. When they realized the high impact that the industry has on our planet, they stopped producing for three years, i.e., until they found a more responsible and sustainable way to manufacture their products. This is why they reintroduced stretch denim in their collection only when our COREVA™ technology was born as it allows their jeans to positively impact the environment at the end of their life.
Jonathan Mannion is renowned for his photographs of hip hop and R&B icons such as N.W.A., Jay Z, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar. This special collaboration arose from his desire to transpose his art from the digital to the material world, in order to create physical, tangible artefacts with which people could interact. This led to a limited series of notable portraits, laser printed on denim canvas, which were first exhibited as artworks at Art Basel in Miami, and then made into finished garments by the sophisticated elevated streetwear brand PRPS. The aim of this collaboration is to use art to disseminate the notion that jeans should be perceived as uniquely individual garments, rather than as a mere commodity.Read more
Few people appreciate jeans as much as Ruedi Karrer. Throughout his life, he has collected over 14,000 items and established the first independent jeans museum in the world. To celebrate his 60th birthday, we made one of his dreams come true and helped him develop his own model, in a limited edition of 60 numbered pieces – designed by Ruedi, engineered by Candiani and entirely made in Italy with the iconic workmanship of IMJIT. Our collaboration was captured in a short film that narrates the life and passion of Ruedi Karrer, an important testimony that, in a world driven by business interests, helps us remember the true value of jeans.Read more