Dow Fiber Solutions Partners with Paige Premium Denim to Launch Next Generation DOW XLA™ Fiber in Exclusive Paigeaholic Jean
Midland, MI - At the forefront of cutting edge fashion and technology, Dow Fiber Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is dedicated to pioneering innovations for the textile industry; pushing boundaries in order to redesign the rules. Dow Fiber Solutions has partnered with Paige Premium Denim to launch Next Generation DOW XLA™ fiber in an exclusive “Paigeaholic” jean. The world’s first and only olefin-based stretch fiber, DOW XLA™ offers limitless possibilities and breakthrough benefits for the treatment, durability, and comfort of denim.
The “Paigeaholic” jean was inspired by the recently released Touchstone Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ movie, “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, starring Isla Fisher, and is made of the finest premium materials including DOW XLA™ stretch fiber for a superior fit that retains its color and shape better. The jeans are branded with a special hangtag and in-store signage utilizing the “Shopaholic” movie iconography. Customers were encouraged to trial and purchase the “Paigeaholic” jean in-store by receiving a voucher to see the “Shopaholic” movie free for trying on the jean. To complement the in-store promotions, a “Paigeaholic” micro-site was launched on the Paige website, www.paigeusa.com, and a Paigeaholic giveaway was activated on style websites and blogs.
Dow Fiber Solutions has aggressively penetrated DOW XLA™ fiber in the denim market with premier partners at all levels of the supply chain, from world-class denim textile mills to globally recognized consumer brands. Holiday Watson, global public affairs and brand leader for Dow Fiber Solutions, says, “The collaboration with Paige Premium Denim to launch the ‘Paigeaholic’ jean demonstrates the strength of Dow Fiber Solutions’ market-facing strategy and directly connects us to our partners throughout the value chain to ultimately deliver a superior fitting jean that the consumer demands. These types of collaborative partnerships also play an important role to influence other global brand leaders to use DOW XLA™ fiber to bring differentiated value to the market.”
Paige designer, Paige Adams-Geller, says, “I am thrilled that Paige Denim is part of ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ as the movie’s star, Isla Fisher, has been a ‘Paigeaholic’ since our brand launched. The ‘Paigeaholic’ jean was inspired by Fisher’s cheeky character – a gal that echoes my own love of fashion. When Disney came to us with the opportunity to partner on the film we were thrilled to enhance that promotion by also working with DOW XLA™ to create a sexy and wearable jean for Shopaholics everywhere.”
Resilient, high-performance DOW XLA™ olefin-based premium stretch fiber offers creative freedom for designers to “Redesign the Rules.” When DOW XLA™ is fully incorporated into any garment it ensures an incredible fit, luxurious feel, and longer shape retention. It inherently resists high heat and harsh chemical treatments, redesigning the rules for a variety of never seen before effects. DOW XLA™ changes the traditional manufacturing restrictions for denim apparel as innovative washes can be applied by bleaching, stonewashing, distressing, and imprinting without sacrificing the original stretch quality and utmost comfort. It integrates seamlessly into the base cotton fiber maintaining the authentic cotton feel but with the benefit of comfortable, breathable stretch.
DOW XLA™ is a favorite not only of designers, but also of fabric mills and garment manufacturers around the world. Fabric width can be increased in mill processing, giving a better garment yield, and the fiber has virtually no process limitations. It allows mills with rope dyeing facilities to process warp stretch fabrics, eliminating problems of yarn entangling or extra work in rebeaming. Mills can also process large production lots with excellent color consistency when using DOW XLA™.
About Dow Fiber Solutions
A business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Fiber Solutions is dedicated to pioneering innovations for the global textile industry by matching proactive research and development expertise with the creative vision of retailers, designers, and manufacturers – to meet consumer needs. DOW XLA™ is one of many innovative products that underscore Dow’s strategy to strengthen its performance business portfolio by prioritizing marketing and application development activities that support high-value, end-use applications. For more information, please visit www.dowxla.com.
With annual sales of $58 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
About Paige Premium Denim
As the fit model for top denim brands such as Seven For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity and more, Paige Adams‑Geller honed her skills as a fit and denim expert. In 2004, after ten years in the denim business, Adams‑Geller parlayed her behind the seams experience into her own collection of jeans built on the foundation of fit, fabric and finish. Today, Paige Premium Denim Jeans are available at top retailers as well as the brand’s two stand alone stores in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For more visit www.paigeusa.com.
About The Movie
In the glamorous world of New York City, Rebecca Bloomwood (ISLA FISHER) is a fun‑loving girl who is really good at shopping—a little too good, perhaps. She dreams of working for her favorite fashion magazine, but can’t quite get her foot in the door—until ironically, she snags a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine published by the same company. As her dreams are finally coming true, she goes to ever more hilarious and extreme efforts to keep her past from ruining her future.
ISLA FISHER (“Wedding Crashers”) stars in the film from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director P.J. Hogan (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”). The screenplay by Tim Firth and Tracey Jackson is based on the books “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and “Shopaholic Takes Manhattan” by Sophie Kinsella. Confessions of a Shopaholic is now showing in theaters.
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