The Sakol Project is a project to promote a natural indigo dyed fabric from SSAP founder & designer home country, Thailand. Sakol is short from Sakolnakorn, a province in Northeast of Thailand. This northern province in Thailand is best known for it’s indigo blue fabrics. Villagers still use centuries-old weaving and dyeing techniques that continue a long tradition of quality. In the video here below you can see how they do the whole process by hand: spinning, indigo dyeing and weaving. Indigo craftsmanship!
Pepe Jeans London is a denim and casual wear jeans brand established in the Portobello Road area of London in 1973. For me their best line is still the Pepe Jeans Denim Deluxe Miner from 1998. It was a reference to the classic American styles. A couple of years ago Pepe Jeans made a great creative video to show their history. If you haven’t seen it before, check it out. Very cool way of showing your heritage!
Came across an interesting serie of denim production videos hosted on the G-Star YouTube channel. It shows all the different stages from cotton till finishing. Check it out and learn more about the entire production of the denim fabric. Enjoy!
Denim College Part 1: From Cotton to Sliver
Denim College Part 2: From Sliver to Yarn
Denim College Part 3: Dyeing the Warp
Denim College Part 4: Weaving
Denim College Part 5: Fabric Finishing
This funny video explains how to wear and use your rigid denim. The video maker used the Atelier LaDurance brand. Coincidence because I posted yesterday the ALD kids jacket and today I bounced into this video. For those how don’t know how to treat your unwashed pair of jeans, here you go!
Last week I already posted the pics from the s.Oliver blogger event at their pop-up store in Amsterdam. I was asked to give a workshop to tell the female bloggers the denim story: From cowboys to catwalk. s.Oliver made a nice video about this special event, which give you the right feel good feeling of the evening. You can check the video here below as it is now online. Enjoy!
How to wax your favorite bag or jeans with Otterwax? Just check the video from HarbourTown starring Wing Mok, the founder of the brand.
The new Roy Rogers Rugged SS15 range draws inspiration from the biker world of the 40s and 50s. Many of the washes give the garments an almost dirty, dusty look of the travel experience of a motorcyclist. The leather jackets have stripes applied to the sleeves, or are made of black denim with fake oil stains evoking impervious trails by a bike.
The Rugged collection is completed by cotton t-shirts with prints taken from the most historic motorbike clubs, and jackets and shirts in Japanese selvedge fabrics with worn-effect washes. Last but not least, an element that couldn’t be missing from the range: two 70’s style bike helmets engraved with the RR initials of the brand.
To promote the Spring/Summer ’15 collection, Roy Roger’s has made an amazing video with two lumberjacks with their bikes, dressed in the cool Rugged line. Check out the video here below.
To see the current Roy Roger’s Rugged collection, it is available online at: www.sevenbell.com
Relax Sunday. Check the video from the unique natural leather tannery process which is the same as our Butts and Shoulders leather but a different tannery. Authentic like the old days! Enjoy.
Check our natural tanned products here: www.buttsandshoulders.com
Mohsin Sajid, Creative Director of his own jeans brand ENDRIME, gave a special talk on denim history and talked about his own brand ENDRIME at The Gallery Plymouth College of Art in UK. The lecture was filmed and is now ready on Vimeo, so for those who don’t know anything about the history of denim, check out this video! Good job Mohsin! Enjoy.
This upcoming week I will curate a denim expo with some vintage Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler items from the ’60′s and ’70′s for the new event ‘Amsterdam Denim Days’. The items belongs to denimfriend and collector Antonio di Battista from Italy. Besides a passionated collector he also owns a cool denim brand called Blue Blanket. For those who don’t know this great guy, meet Antonio in the video below. Enjoy!
Meyba Sportwear is bringing the ultra summer feeling with their brand new video. The feeling of relax Barcelona is coming along the time the video is running. Looking forward to hang on the boulevard from this great city again. Perfect combination from beach life and the inspiring city. Meyba is giving the perfect summer feeling. Cheers Meyba, well done!
Denim Academy is a training program and online reference dedicated to all aspects of manufacturing and treating denim. The academy is part of the Orta denim manufacturer. Check out the great indigo dyeing video.