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7 Denim books you need to have in your collection

Although the internet has made learning easier than ever, we’re still drawn to knowledge on paper. We somehow trust printed knowledge a little more; maybe because it’s harder or maybe because it’s more prestigious?

If you want knowledge about denim on paper, these are some of my favourite denim books that I think every denimhead should read; books that inspired me and helped me write Blue Blooded.

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Kiya Babzani and his wife Demitra were some of the first to bring Japanese denim to the US. Before the store opened in 2006, Kiya visited a number of Japanese brands and got the exclusive rights on sales in the United States.

“Some were just confused,” he recalls. “They said, ‘But you have Levi’s in America. Why do you want what we make?’”

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Denim developers, Martin Schaefer, Christina Agtzidou, Klas Dalquist, Josef Schindler and Niels Mulder

When you’re looking for new jeans suppliers, how do you know where to focus your attention, and what should you be looking for?

With the help of five business insiders, this article helps designers and developers navigate the list of exhibitors at shows like Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone.

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