Founded in 1953, Orta transformed from a spinning & weaving company to a denim manufacturer in 1985. Today they produce over 60 million meters of denim in its Turkey and Bahrain factories. Well known for incorporating emerging trends and fashion in its denim production, Orta often collaborates with artists, designers, vintage dealers and trend-setters. Every season, new Orta fabrics are accompanied by trend presentations, capsule packages, and seasonal journals reflecting the constantly evolving world of denim.
We recently visited Orta and took a look around their wonderful denim archives (see instagram.com/thestylefoundry)
The images below are taken from ‘A voyage around the South Seas’ a collaboration between Orta and The Vintage Showrooms.
We look forward to seeing Orta again next week at the Denim by PV exhibition in Paris 27 - 28th Nov.
Images above: Shore Leave Weight Oz/Yd2 11.05 Weave: 3/1 Z
Inspiration: Early 20th Century Customised U.S Navy Shirt.
Artwork is based on early navel tattoos hand drawn onto fabric.