From delivering the cotton bales to dispatching the finished denim fabric.
This charming drawing by Danny Southern late of Burlington Denim in North Carolina depicts the whole process of making the denim fabric. Although the equipment has been modernised and some added the processes remain the same today as they were in the late 1800's. Over the coming weeks we will take you though the journey of Indigo denim from cotton through original indigo dyeing to the finish jean.
Cotton fields ripe for picking
Raw cotton bales are stored outside during the dry months in Pakistan. Which is one of the biggest manufacturing hubs for the supply of denim and jeans to the USA and Europe.
The following charming images depict the flow of the cotton from the opening process through to drawing.
Local construction workers working on site at a Pakistan denim factory.