In this second episode of the series about the defining features of jeans, I look at how small, yet iconic elements have made the jean what it is today.
This second episode in the series about how jeans are made teaches the cutting and sewing steps of making jeans, and discusses the 3 most debated aspects of sewing jeans.
In this first episode of the series about the defining features of jeans, I look at four features that originally served practical purposes, and how those purposes have changed.
This article explores what it takes to design a pair of jeans, and the three stages denim designers go through to do so.
You’ll learn how the design influences all aspects of the garment; how it looks, how it feels on the body, how it wears and fades. The design also differentiates one maker’s from another’s.
In this 4th part of my series about the history of jeans, you’ll learn how the Japanese built a cult around Americana, which evolved into heritage fashion.
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.
In this fourth episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn how denim is woven and why denimheads prefer shuttle-loomed denim.
In this history of jeans overview part 3, you’ll learn how vintage denim broke through the mainstream, plus how to tell the story when you’re selling.
In this third episode in the series about how denim is made, you’ll learn about natural and synthetic indigo, and the differences between rope dyeing and slasher dyeing.
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.