Let’s get vintage

In California, in 1873, forty-niners (gold diggers) couldn’t get anything better from Levi Strauss, but blue jeans, an American iconic textile and great work wear at that time. Everybody wear jeans. Unless, you’re not a denim lover. Nevertheless, believe me jeans is just great! You just need find that vintage one, made of hand dipped yarn and fit your style in it!


There are hundreds and thousands colors of jeans, as it depends on how many days the primal yarn has been dipped in an indigo colorant. Usually, it takes from 2 days to even months. Some people (like me) are crazy about denim, and they (and me) research for that perfect piece of jeans on flea markets.



Jeans is very utilitarian. If it’s a really high quality jeans (let’s say Levi’s) jeans get cut, pampered and reused. And that’s exactly Levi’s does – the recycling industry. It tells a lot of sustainability of good jeans. To work on jeans is quite pleasant. We re-cycled Levi’s fabric into bow ties.



  1. Love this post about the real life of Jeans! I have become fussy about the quality and color of denim when I purchase to make something new. I am thrilled you mentioned what a huge market there is in up-cycling, recycling, making new, vintage Levi’s denim material! Your beautiful bow ties are the perfect example of great products that benefit form this wonder fabric! I have saved pieces from 20+ years that i am organizing into projects for my grandchildren. Life through those twists and dyes are the perfect legacy to pass on! ❤

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  2. Blue jeans were a staple in my HS years (late 60s to early 70s) and Levis were the brand to wear. I do miss the old way of denim fabric manufacture. Back then they used *hemp in the fabric and the first washing brought the hemp fiber up and made your Levis fuzzy. It took many months for that fuzz to wear away. I think the fabric was stronger and lasted longer then. I can’t afford to pay for name brand jeans now, but at 65 they are still my favorite mode of every day dressing.

    *REGARDING HEMP: Our government lost its collective mind sometime in the 70s and completely banned the growing of hemp. No more hemp rope, or hemp fibers for making denim!

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