Monthly Archives: August 2015

DL 1961

 

DL 1961 is coming to your favorite store in Burlington, Ecco! Ecco’s second DL 1961 trunk show will be on August 28, 2015!  There will be a raffles and gifts from the DL 1961 team, and a chance to win your own pair! Make sure you come and check it out! The Ecco team will be waiting to help you find the fit and style that you need!  Below inform yourself thoroughly on what DL 1961 is all about and learn more about what they have to offer!

Designed and launched in New York, DL 1961 denim has become one of the largest denim brands in the country, and especially Burlington, Vermont.  The company is known and specializes in their high performance denim and different fabrics that are carefully weaved together to ensure everyone can find their perfect fitting pair. As stated by the DL1961 team, “With 98% shape retention, 360 degree movement and a wide variety of washes, fabrics & weights, our collection provides customers with denim that outperforms everything in their closet.”

The information below was taken from the DL 1961 website helping to explain about their fabrics in depth.

DLX

A unique blend of American cotton + XFIT Lycra/DualFX constructed in comfort + fit to move 360 degrees.

DLX HYBRID

A super soft classic denim, with a higher percentage of cotton than our other fabrics, made to move 360 degrees.

DLPRO

A unique blend of American cotton + XFIT Lycra/DualFX combined with ProModal to 360 degrees.

XTWILL

Lycra and American Cotton are combined in specialized constructions and weaving processes to create a breathable and flexible twill that can be worn all year long.

Aside from their different fabrics DL 1961 also has their three types of collections, their instasculpt denim, Performance denim, and Activex denim. Below is another piece from the DL1961 website explaining the difference between collections.

INSTASCULPT DENIM

Smart Denim that microsculpts  your legs, butt + midsection.

CHARACTERISTICS: Woven with American Cotton Features T400 Lycra Fibers Butt-Lifting Pocket Placement No Baggy Knees Available in both DLX and dlpro

PERFORMANCE DENIM

The original performance denim. A technologically advanced collection of denim and twills made for the modern man. Featuring revolutionized fabrics and treatments that are made to withstand heat and odor, as well as move 360 degrees. 

CHARACTERISTICS: Woven with American Cotton Features T400 Lycra Fibers 360 Movement

ACTIVEX

Smart Denim crafted in fit + fabric to move 360 degrees.

CHARACTERISTICS: Woven with American Cotton Features T400 Lycra Fibers 360 MovementCross-Weave Technology

 

 


 

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AG Jeans

 

Chic, sophisticated and classic as the AG team describes their jeans. And yes, it is more than true. AG Jeans are one of the best denim brands out there. Their comfortable fabrics and never ending new looks are perfect for everyone looking for their favorite pair of jeans. AG Jeans started in 2000 by a denim pioneer Yul ku, originally created to be an exclusive premium denim brand, it turned its image into a more contemporary and lifestyle brand in 2008 when Samuel Ku, son of Yul Ku, took over as the brand’s Creative Director.

However, AG doesn’t stop with beautiful comfortable jeans for everyone, the brand is also socially and environmentally active and driven.

Here is a piece taken from the AG Jeans websites that elaborates on their environmental responsibilities.

 Water Conservation

We place a high priority on reducing our water usage. Our production facilities utilize Ozone Technology, which cuts water consumption by 50 percent while minimizing the use of chemicals and energy. First implemented in 2010, the Ozone process has saved millions of gallons of water.

Eco-Friendly Fibers

Premium fabrics are a core component of our designs, and we source materials that benefit our customers as well as the planet. Many of our textiles incorporate sustainable fibers such as Tencel® and Modal®, which are entirely natural and biodegradable.

Waste Reduction

AG takes great care to reduce the amount of waste we generate. We cut our patterns in a way that maximizes fabric yardage and keeps the amount of leftover materials at a minimum. Excess scraps are collected for recycling on a weekly basis, totaling approximately 1,300 to 1,400 pounds per week, and are repurposed as home and car insulation.

Energy Efficiency

We continually invest in the latest technology in order to increase the efficiency of our manufacturing facilities. Our heat-saving equipment recycles heat from commercial dryers, reducing laundry energy consumption by up to 46 percent.

 

AG jeans also has a “Green Label” which was made for a more active lifestyle. The mission was to redefine sportswear for the modern era. Creating the green line was specific to the active lifestyle. Their styles are made with quality and the image of “sharp yet comfortable attire”. Mostly specific for golfers, the green label is styled beyond just the golf course.

If you’re not convinced yet, come into Ecco and try on some AG jeans! Here are just some of the styles we are carrying right now!

 

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