Christina Agtzidou is a denim enthusiast. She works at a high street jeans maker and retailer. So how does she put her denim passion into “commercial” jeans?
Blue Blooded Instagrammers
I met Illya aka @illcutz during Amsterdam Denim Days 2018 where we had a quite interesting conversation. But I didn’t get to hear his story. So here it is.
Bert aka @bvo_66 has made a white wall in The Netherlands kind of Insta-famous. I met ‘the man in front of the wall’ at Denim Days. Here’s his story.
@sirjoms has quickly built a name for himself in the denim community on Instagram with his beautiful shots of his faded Iron Heart jeans, Red Wing boots, and Filson bags. Here’s the story behind the feed.
Even though their climate is tropical and humid, the Indonesians love raw denim. Here’s the story of a Blue Blooded Indonesian Instagrammer, @johanmalik80.
How Denim Is Made
In this second episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn how yarn is made in the spinning process of denim production. I also discuss the pros and cons of ring spinning vs. open-end spinning and why denimheads prefer ring-spun denim.
Douglas Luhanko has dedicated his life to denim. Last year, together with his partner, Kerstin Neumüller, he published a handbook about indigo in Swedish. Now it’s available in English as well. I’ve talked to the couple about why they wrote the book and what they hope to achieve with it.
How Jeans Are Made
We love jeans for their naturally lived-in look. To recreate it, jeans makers use what’s called garment finishing, or pre-washing. In this sponsored blog post, influencers Adriano Goldschmied, Stefano Aldighieri and Giovanni Petrin tell the story of jeans pre-washing.
This quick guide outlines the process of making jeans with key points about design, cutting and sewing, and pre-washing, plus links to in-depth resources.
If you’re selling jeans for a living, you can use this knowledge in your sales pitch to point out the physical features that make one pair different from another.
History of Jeans
Levi’s. Lee and Wrangler invented the modern conception of jeans. Over a span of more than 100 years, each inspired a boom in denim as the definitive clothing of youth, leisure and fashion.
When you’re selling jeans, you’re selling history! That’s why it’s crucial to know at least the key facts of the history of jeans when you work with denim and jeans. And that’s what this blog post teaches.