University Collaborations

Parsons, 2017
Calik Denim has partnered with the prestigious Parsons School of Design at The New School to power its new and first department devoted to denim.

The new department’s first course ‘Fashion Materiality’, powered by Calik Denim, investigates denim through the lens of design and construction and its rich history and influence in the fashion industry as well giving students the opportunity to learn about denim design and wash development.

As part of the final project of the first department, all students designed their own collections. The top five designs chosen by jury were invited to submit their looks at the trade shows. Then the top three designers have had a chance to intern at Calik Denim for the summer.

Calik Denim and Parsons School of Design will continue their partnership for denim-centric education.

Salvage Challenge, 2016
Calik Denim has also supported a project by supplying denim fabric to one of the most important schools in the world that brings up professionals for the denim world. The project was fostered by Kuyichi, one of the leading brands of Netherlands. The collection ”Salvage Challenge” where recycling and sustainability were the main themes, was created by students using Calik Denim’s fabrics which contained Crailar Flax as part of the Botanical Sense Concept.