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.
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.
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.
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.
This last episode in the series about how jeans are made discusses pre-washing; how it started, how it’s done, and what it will look like in the future.
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.
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 is the first of five episodes in the series about of how denim is made. You’ll discover what cotton is and how you can use this knowledge to tell better stories when you’re selling jeans.
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.
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.