How Are Jeans Made?

Stephanie Steele Thursday, 1 April 2021

Now that you have mastered what denim fabric is, you might be starting to design your silhouette. But what makes a staple pair of jeans that your customer will want to use everyday? In this lesson we look at the basic construction of a five-pocket jean and some links to external lessons from Transformers Education where you can learn more about research, understanding your customer, creating tech packs and what quality design actually is.

Thumbnail image: Blackhorse Lane Ateliers

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What a basic jean construction is (the five pocket jean)
  • Tips on researching your design
  • How to understand your customer and audience
  • Creating good tech packs for your factory
  • What quality design of jeans looks like
  • Thoughts on sustainable choices

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