Denimhunters is a knowledge portal about denim. Since 2011, we’ve helped denim lovers make educated buying decisions in the pursuit of timeless and adaptable wardrobes stocked with well-made essentials.
The Denim Encyclopedia by Denimhunters is a knowledge base with answers to frequently asked questions about denim and jeans, as well as explanations of how denim and jeans are made.
The Encyclopedia is divided into sections, each with its own homepage where its entries are listed with brief descriptions and links to read more. The Encyclopedia is continuously updated with new entries.
This section of the Encyclopedia is home to everything that relates specifically to the denim fabric. You’ll find answers to all your questions about denim and how it’s made.
Many of the features that define blue jeans started as pragmatic solutions to the problems. Here you’ll find answers to questions about the details of jeans and how they’re made.
Every business has its own vocabulary. This section lists and explains the most common and frequently used terms from the world and jeans and denim.
A favourite brand for those seeking fast-fading heavyweights, Samurai Jeans boast some of the hardest and heaviest raws around.
We have our Year Three winners! The Indigo Invitational faders have hung up their jeans with the best fades you’ll see this year!
Momotaro’s flagship 15.7 oz. selvedge denim has been a pillar of the fade scene for the better part of two decades. We’re taking a closer look at the legendary denim.
Taking beautiful photographs of denim is tricky business. With this photo guide, you’ll quickly be off to the races, and you’ll be putting your best foot forward with beautiful photos.
When it comes to raw denim care, there’s no shortage of false assumptions and myths. In this member resource, I bust three of the most common ones; freezing your jeans, washing them in the ocean, and waiting six months before you wash.
In this episode, Jake and I talk about denim care and how to wash jeans. We discuss the pros and cons of never or at least very infrequent washing, as well as the different washing methods we recommend.
The Indigo Invitational Fade Contest is forcing us to re-evaluate some of the most pervasive denim fading myths. In this post, we look at myths that influence what we buy.
When you wear raw denim for months without washing it, you often wear out the denim much quicker than what you might expect.
After a lot of trial and error, I discovered that I could make my raw denim last longer AND get great fades with this super simple denim care trick.
Storytelling is a great way to get your customer excited about what you’re selling and to demonstrate your competency. The hard part is not telling the story, it’s how you tie it together with the specific features and benefits of what you’re selling. That’s what this article helps you do.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.