Japan took denim workwear and transformed it into indigo art. Together with our local Japanese partners Hiro and Enami-san we created a Japanese Tenue. product line because we simply love the authenticity of Japanese fabrics. We partnered with Sunami-san who is a second-generation denim ’sommelier’ from Kojima, the denim capital of Japan. All our patterns are still hand-cut and every single Tenue. jean is sewn by hand. Thanks to our Japanese family, our Tenue. jeans truly represent an artisanal craft and are made to last.
The best way to describe the extraordinary IMJIT factory is to start by saying it is not really a factory. We perceive our facility in Padova as a laboratory, a boiler room where jeans are designed, developed and made. It is the only factory we ever stepped foot in that actually makes haute couture for Parisian and British designers as well as jeans for companies such as Tenue.. It’s this constant clash of cultures as well as their apparent expertise that makes the factory so unique. The laboratory of the Canova family was established in the 1980s, during the true denim Eldorado in the Veneto area.
Our factory in Alvelos is ‘Knitting for a better future’. The facility is operated by the third generation of textile connoisseurs. They found the perfect balance between the advantages and authenticity that comes with a traditional, family owned business and technology and modernity to move their industry forward. Together with our Portugese partners at Becri we are working on a collection of premium jersey garments that last longer and are made responsibly to the highest international standards.
No shirt in the world compares to a sartorial shirt from Italy. The Tenue. shirts are made by the Italian Perpignano brothers who are the second generation in the company after their father started the business in the 1970s. Although their dad was mainly focussed on overseas production for Italian brands, Nicola and his brother chose a different modus operandi. They particularly offer Italian craftsmanship to European brands as they believe that high-quality clothes are the bright future of the business. Their ‘Back to Italy’ philosophy enables specialistic brands to incorporate Italian craftsmanship into their entire chain.