Kering brand Volcom makes wicking jeans for skateboarders

Streetwear and surfwear brand Volcom has teamed with Cone Denim to produce a new line of “performance” jeans using technical fabric that has odor-resistant, water-resistant, anti-tear and extra-stretch properties, in a move that Volcom hopes will save the brand from a fate similar to its contemporaries in the industry.

“It all started with the idea that we needed better performing denim in all elements,” said Brian Richardson, Volcom’s global youth and men’s merchandising director. “People don’t need more basics, they need better quality basics. We’re going to be consistent here, and that’s how we plan to differentiate.”

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