d’loop daily diary – Part One

During our startnext crowdfunding campaign for d’loop Jeans made by “Deutsche Jeans Manufaktur” we publish some interesting information about the production of the jeans and some further background informations about the product.

Today we will share the first and second :: d’loop daily diary :: news with you:

:: d’loop daily diary :: No. 01 ::

OZ What…??? Wizard of…???
Here’s a simple breakdown: lightweight denim is under 12 oz., mid weight denim is between 12 and 15 oz. and heavy weight denim is above 15 oz. These numbers stand for how much a yard of the fabric weighs. Each brand has variants, and some produce only one “weight class.” But no matter what, lighter denim will be easier to wear initially and to break-in. As the jeans become thicker and heavier, they become more difficult to wear-in.

Keep in mind that lighter denim clocks in at a cheaper price point, but lacks in durability. The opposite is true with heavier denim—more dough, but more reliability. If you’re still a little lost, a good relative gauge is to realize that a commonplace pair of jeans will likely weigh in between 11-14 oz.

D’Loop processed only 16oz organic selvedge denim from Japan and we are starting with two different styles – 75 Comfort Slim & 79 Comfort/Straight.

What means OZ?
An ounce (abbreviated oz) is a unit of mass used in some systems of measurement.
Whilst various definitions have been used throughout history, two remain in common use: the avoirdupois ounce equal to approximately 28.3 g [grams]

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:: d’loop daily diary :: No. 02 ::

What makes our jeans so distinctive blue?

Natural Indigo is our promise. Back to where we have started. Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare.

Natural Indigo Dye
Indigo was first used in India, where its production and processing originated. Indigo is harvested from indigo plants (indigofera tinctoria), which are native to India and East Asia, that’s why the name “Indigo”. At the present, synthetically produced indigo is mostly used to color jeans. We at “Deutschen Jeans Manufaktur” use natural indigo so that we can offer jeans to our customers that are eco-friendly in every respect.

Some „Blue“ Facts
Do you ever wake up and feel a little blue? Maybe you’re tempted to skip work or school. Well, Germans have a unique word for doing so: blaumachen (“to make blue”).

If you’ve ever called in sick when you weren’t skipping work or school. Although you might have been feeling blue while hiding under your covers, the meaning of this word actually has little to do with color.

Its origins, however, have a lot to do with it. Many believe that blaumachen originated from the term Blauer Montag (“blue Monday”), which was traditionally a day of rest for those who used to work in the fabric dyeing industry. Back in the Middle Ages, craftsmen used natural dyes (like indigo) on their fabric. The craftsmen would typically soak their fabric on Sunday and hang it up to dry on Monday. The chemical reaction between the air and the special solution on the wool would turn the fabric blue.

While the fabric was turning blue, the craftsmen had nothing better to do than sit around and wait. As a result, Mondays were rather unproductive, and became known as a day of rest. In some industries – primarily service industries – this tradition stuck. Some hair dressers, museums and stores, for example, continue to close down on Mondays to this day.

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