We first came across Companion Denim at Denim by PV in Barcelona in March, and were compelled by their simple and elegant craftsmanship. Companion Denim born in Barcelona is a brand “faithful to the values of quality, durability, honesty, respect for the environment, and to the aesthetics of clean and minimal subtlety”.
Born from a rich denim heritage, its founder grew up surrounded by denim in his father’s industrial denim laundry. He watched over the years as thousands of pairs of jeans were washed in the laundry. Learning as he gained experience in the many different laundry processes. With this rich knowledge of laundry it is funny that it is with raw denim where he has found his passion and interest lies. While supporting the philosophy of “less washing as possible”, he finds the true beauty of denim comes over time as they are worn down naturally.
Each pair of jeans is designed and handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail. Crafted with the finest selvedge denim coming from a selection of qualities from the best mills, mostly from Japan, USA and Italy.
The jeans are pieced together with a selection of the best sewing machines, using a mix of both modern and classic vintage machines to make beautiful and highly durable stitching. Some of those machines are even 100 years old!