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.
What is selvedge denim? Why is it more expensive than normal denim? Is it worth it? And is selvedge denim better? This video guide gives you the answers.
Have you noticed how the colour of your jeans changes as you wear and wash them? It’s called ‘fading’—and it’s because of how denim is dyed that it happens.
In this piece of essential denim knowledge from the archives, you’ll learn how yarn is spun, including the two methods that are used in denim production.
In this piece of essential denim knowledge from the archives, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how denim is woven, including the two weaving methods, and the three key innovations that revolutionised weaving.
Everything you need to know about indigo’s history, natural and synthetic indigo, and the two dyeing techniques that are primarily used for denim production.
The global success story of jeans is well known. But what about their continuously changing blue colour, which has persistently fascinated us humans for such a long time?
Heritage Post’s Mathias Lösel asks and answers that question in issue no. 21 of the German cult magazine for rugged men’s culture.
This beginner’s guide provides a complete overview of how denim is made, along with links to in-depth member resources about each of the five production stages.
It’s through denim that I became acquainted with indigo—something that has become a hobby of mine in its own right. Many denimheads dream of making their own jeans, including making the fabric. It’s through this interest that I got acquainted with indigo as a dye, and fell in love with the Japanese technique of shibori.
This final episode of my “how denim is made” series discusses how the two kinds of fabric finishes impact the way denim looks and behaves. The trick is to use this knowledge to your advance a make it part of the story you tell.