What Is Denim?

Stephanie Steele Thursday, 1 April 2021

Before you get started in designing your denim garments, whether for a solely denim label or just as a few pieces, you really ought to understand what denim is. This will help you in sourcing, in working with factories and feeling confident that your product will meet your customers' expectation.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What denim fabric is
  • How denim is made
  • Sustainable fibres for producing denim fabric
  • An overview of the denim production stages from yarn to fabric
  • Global denim mills and their sustainable approaches

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