Meet the most influential people in denim for 2021 – Sourcing Journal


Rivet, the global media authority serving the international denim industry, today unveils the 2021 Rivet 50, an annual index of the most influential leaders in advancing global denim manufacturing and marketing activities.

This year, Rivet 50 was compiled by nominations and votes submitted by peers from the denim industry. Over 16,000 votes cast online determined the international winners chosen from five categories: executives, designers, supply chain, factories and change agents.

The 2021 Rivet 50 showcases various players in the denim industry, including sustainable fashion designers, product developers, tech entrepreneurs and philanthropic business leaders.

The list includes: Jonathan Cheung, consultant and designer at Unspun; Kerry Bannigan, founder of the Conscious Fashion campaign; Scott Baxter, President and CEO of Kontoor Brands; Dixie Carter, President of Panda Biotech; Malin Ekengren, denim manager at Stella McCartney; Glenn Martens, Creative Director of Diesel; Una Murphy, Levi Strauss & Co. Director of Design Innovation, and more.

“Congratulations to each of the 50 winners and thank you to the thousands who voted,” said Angela Velasquez, editor-in-chief of Rivet. “Rivet 50 is an example of how the global denim industry supports new ideas and new talent. “

Now in its fourth year, Rivet 50 serves as a barometer for the denim industry, a representation of the continued evolution of the sector in terms of innovation, sustainability and creativity. This year marks the start of the Mills and Change Agents categories.

Part of the Fairchild Media division of Penske Media Corporation of brands focused on fashion and beauty, Rivet is an online and print B2B publication serving the global denim industry. end-to-end clothing supply chain.

Rivet 50, sponsored by Tencel, Project and Coterie, launched in 2018. Previous winners include Levi Strauss & Co. CEO and Chairman Chip Bergh, “Godfather of Denim” Adriano Goldschmied, Madewell CEO Libby Wadle and more.

Check out the full Rivet 50 2021 roster here and in the October issue of Rivet, available online October 6. Follow Rivet 50 news on Instagram and Twitter @rivetandjeans # Rivet50.

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