How is denim Made?

Most of us own at least one pair of jeans and if you have found some great ETO denim jeans from places such as  the chances are that you probably have more than one pair!

Image credit

Today’s jeans are made of stiffened cotton twill which is then dyed in bright shades of pink, blue, and white, black and red.

Image credit

There are two main ways denim is made. The first way that is typically used by the American companies is called the bolt cut, the second way is called the boot cut. The boot cut jeans are most often associated with the southern California based fashion districts, but they are also manufactured elsewhere as well.

The denim that is produced in the United States is woven on a loom that is referred to as a spinning loom. The warp side of the material is turned around on the spindle, which causes it to pull on the yarn when pressed between two rods. This pulling action is what forms the fabric in the form of the jeans that we see and wear everyday. The final product is called denim and it is typically produced in three stages. The first stage is called the foundation where the fibers are spun around on the spindle. The second stage is called the indigo and is the colouring process that is responsible for giving the jeans their particular color.