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.
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.
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.
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.
The world of denim has its own specialised language with technical terms that is expected to be mastered by anyone working in the business.
This denim glossary explains in the simplest way possible 22 of the most commonly used terms.