How to wear a pair of jeans

How to wear a pair of jeans

How to wear a pair of jeans to look amazing

Years ago, jeans were just a basic garment, mainly because they could combine with almost everything, but times change and the jeans have evolved as well, becoming a fashion garment, so we need to pay more attention to the denim pants we buy, as they now come in different fits, type of fabrics, color, and finishes.

“Garments have suffered some important changes, as they are not worn for hard work only, which is a great advantage for people who love them, as they can find hundreds of different styles”, says Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a manufacturing company.

When you buy a couple of jeans, always keep in mind that it is not all about the size, if you are used to wear a size 5, this might vary, depending on the type of fit, brand, or even wash, so always try them on before you decide to buy them.

The straight pants are an excellent option to wear, as they will never be out of fashion, you can of course choose another type, such as skinny jeans or bell-shaped, but the straight ones should always be the base in your wardrobe.

If you like to wear jeans almost every day, make sure you have extra pairs in light colors that are easier to combine.

The regular fit jeans are the best option to volume your body, but if you want draw attention to your hips, then go for a slim fit.

If you love the low rise pants, and you have the body for them, do not hesitate in wearing them with any type of blouses you like, but remember get it into your pants.

“There is a significant variation of jeans to choose, the trick is to pay attention to the details and buy the best type of jeans that will fit into your style, shape and personality”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

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Process of a denim pant

process of a denim pant

Manufacture process of a denim pant

The manufacture process of a denim pant is quite interesting. Nowadays, these garments are manufactured worldwide, and are practically in every wardrobe, its uses has been popularized over the last years and the innovative designs have make jeans to have a bigger demand for public of all ages.

“In , we believe that in order to manufacture each pair of jeans, we must put all of our dedication to it, to guarantee delivering a product of great quality to our customers and final consumers”, commented the president of this company, Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

These are the processes required to manufacture a denim pant:

  1. Pre-production – Before a mass production of jeans starts, a design of a specific style is created, with a model done for each size and type of denim, it is not until the pre-production samples are checked and approved, that the manufacture of big amounts of jeans can start.
  2. Cutting – In order to cut the fabric that will be used to create a denim pant, the patterns are printed first, they are done for each part of the garment, the printed parts are spread over the denim, which will be the guide for the cutter to give different shades to the fabric, creating legs, waist, pockets, etc. Once they are ready, the cut pieces are tied and sent to the next process.
  3. Sewing – The denim pants are sewn with industrial machines, were workers can manufacture garments almost immediately, as these type of sewing machines can make thousands of stitches in seconds, so a couple of jeans can be ready in only 15 minutes.
  4. Wash – Once the garments are assembled, they are put in industrial washing machines, where the color, bleach, dry or desire finishes will be done to them.
  5. Finishing – During this process, garments are ready for their packing, they are placed within boxes for their final destinations.

“It is a hard job to create a denim pant that can meet all specifications required by each customer, as each one has different needs, and we work hard to deliver a product that each one of them likes”, added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal.

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Jeans and a way to make their color stay longer


Jeans and a way to make their color stay for a longer time

Jeans made of black or dark blue denim look great, but what everyone fears is to wash them and find out the color faded away and the rest of the clothes within the washer machine are ruined, so today we will present you some valuable advices that will guarantee the dark denim color stays at the jeans by fixing the tint on them.

“The quality of the garments made of denim depends on the type of fabric used on them, in Grupo Denim, we make sure to buy fabrics of the highest quality, and to treat the garments with the correct finishes so that the color on them stays longer after a few washes”, says Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company:

To make the dark color of your jeans stay for a longer time, you will need the following:

  • A plastic cuvette
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Mild detergent

Step 1 – Fill the cuvette with half of water and the rest with white vinegar; leave enough space for the jeans.

Step 2 – Immerse your dark color jeans on this solution for 15 minutes.

Step 3 – Turn your jeans and wash them with cold water and a mild detergent.

Step 4 – Dry your jeans as you usually do.

If you have followed these steps, the color should last longer as the tint should be fixed with the vinegar and the excess of tint should be removed with the first wash. After you have done this, when you wash your jeans again, remember to mix them only with garments made of similar fabrics and dark colors.

“The color on the jeans can last longer when they are washed correctly, so it is also important to verify the care labels before they are washed for the first time”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

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Textile industry

textile industry

Importance of textile industry

Textile industry includes all type of business related to the development and production of different fibers, from sheep producers to cotton planters, who are in charge of turning the fibers into threads, those who turn threads in weaves and those who dye, bleach and finish the fabrics.

Textile industry also includes chemical companies in charge of producing synthetic fibers, as well as wholesalers of fabrics.

“Textiles are in our daily life, we can find them in our cars, furniture, windows, clothes, practically everywhere, textile industry is one of the most important activities in Mexico, as it helps the country’s economy as well as being an important source of jobs”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Textiles have existed almost since humanity did and as well as human beings evolved, textiles did it too, not only in the way of wearing textiles but also in the way of producing them.

There are many companies depending of the textile industry, such as fashion, furniture or carpets manufacturers.

There is also a sector that had to open to cover the demands of the textile industry, such as sewing machines manufacturers or software vendors in charge of adapting their programs for this industry.

We can easily notice how the textile companies have grown up along the years as the fabrics will always be needed and many companies depend on their products, such as companies dedicated to produce needles, zippers, buttons, clothing accessories, among many others.

“Textile industry has a significant importance in Mexico for the amount of companies dedicated to this company. In Grupo Denim, we are always looking for vendors who are able to provide fabrics of the best quality, that will guarantee us offering a final product to the customers that will meet their requirements”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

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Selvedge Denim

selvedge denim

Selvedge denim, back in the business

Despite the term “selvedge denim” is associated with “raw”, these have completely different meanings, the first one is about the edge of de denim whereas raw is about the “wash” on the denim itself.

Before the 1950 decade, most of the denim was made on “shuttle looms”, which uses a small device that leaves a “self-edge”, sealing all the edges of the fabric so there are no fray yarns.

However, after that time, the denim jeans demand dramatically increased; therefore, the mill companies started to make denim in “projectile looms” in order to produce massive orders at a lower cost. However, the edges of the fabric are not sealed when using this kind of loom, causing the denim sensitive to fray.

 People passionate about denim, might think the opposite way but, a none “selvedge” jean does not necessary mean that the quality is poor,  it’s just about a finishing that might be less fancy and traditional; but, with a great manufacturing quality, it could last the same and it could also have a clean and/or pretty finish.

US manufacturers were the first to process selvedge denim, but when the mills changed to the massive production, the styles become obsolete; leaving that to the Japanese market. Nowadays, there’s only one mill that still produces this type of denim, its edge id color is red, the id colors are now used for decorative purposes only.

“It is so interesting to see how this denim is on the market again, we have developed and produced new styles using fake selvedge appliqués because of the reborn selvedge “boom”, upturned cuff styles “showing” the colored lines on the out seam were so popular, our last season was the skinny selvedge jeans for men”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a recognized manufacturing company, located in La Laguna, Mexico.

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Types of denim

types of denim

Types of denim and its classification

Denim has many popular components to create garments worn daily, such as jackets, vests, shirts and skirts, and the most common garment, denim pants; however, this material could seem very alike to inexpert eyes, but there are too many different types of denim and their classification varies depending on the components used on it.

Here are some of the type of denims that exist nowadays:

  • Premium denim – Is the dyed fabric that has not been washed, it is generally treated with chemicals, and it is also known as “dry” denim, it has a darker color and when you touch it, the texture is very rigid, but after it is washes, the color starts washing out, and the denim as well gets softer after some washes.
  • Matt denim – To obtain a washed out and softer denim, the mill manufacture fabrics with elaborated processes such as pressing and mercerizing, which achieves cotton fibers that compose denim to expand, while the rolls of the machinery are in charge of shading the surface of the fabric. Both processes are done as a result of the shiny denim with a softer premium one.
  • Adjustable denim – It is a mix of cotton fibers with spandex weaves, when they are sewing together, you get a more flexible fabric that is used to manufacture adjustable denim pants that can fit any figure.
  • Ring spun – This type of denim is a  little harder to be found, because of the way it used to be producing, by rings that form weaves until the denim is created but this type of fabric fell into disuse in the 70’s, when manufacturers opted for less  expensive options.
  • Organic – Created with 100% organic cotton, regulated by the Organic Trade Association, using sustainable conditions, but due to the materials and treatments the cost to manufacture this fabric is more expensive, and for this reason, this denim is not as popular as the rest.
  • Bull – Known as bull denim, is a crossed cotton denim, it is not dyed and is soft, but is heavier than the denim traditionally used. One of the advantages is that it last for much longer and it is used on other clothing like hats, shorts or purses.
  • Silk denim – A choice for the classic denim, used with regularity as the threads used to manufacture it are silk ones and have enough strength to be sewn with other fibers on the denim.

“In Grupo Denim, we constantly look to innovate ourselves, so we are always searching for different denim combinations that will help us create garments of better quality and to propose new alternatives that will help us satisfy our customers”, commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company.

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Textile Industry working on reinventing itself

textile industry

Textile Industry working on reinventing itself

The textile industry is continuing facing the illegal textile trading and now the companies need to think and work very hard to develop new ideas not just to fight the sale of the illegal garments at a lower price but also to be more competitive. The industry cannot wait for the government to solve the problem so actions must be taken against this scenario.

Since the problem cannot be solved immediately, the only way right now to work against it, is to develop new markets, following the most highest levels of quality control, buying and selling is no longer enough for the textile entrepreneur and now is the time to look for new tendencies of design and production that are already running all around the world; if not, the apparel industry will be left behind; however, the view seems to be promising and the government is already informing that the illegal trading is decreasing, feeling confident that the programs they are running are giving the expected results.

Industrial entrepreneurs foresee the apparel business in Mexico to grow in the following years, for Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, it is mandatory to offer quality products, this is how the company has been present in the market through all these years without been affected by illegal trading of the local business.

“I think that we need to build a partnership between designers, vendors and entrepreneurs in order to create and consolidate biggest fashion collections, we need to keep on doing the apparel trade shows to make stronger relationships for the Mexican market, showing machinery, chemicals, new fabrics, new manufacturing processes, runways, business and exportation plans, investment and also conferences about new trending, we need to keep on innovating”, said Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal.

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Fibers and their properties


What are the fibers and their properties

Fiber properties and behavior are directly related to fabric performance and care. Learning about fibers and their characteristics will help you to understand fabrics better. Fibers are natural or chemical structures that can be spun into yarns. Yarns then can be weaved, knitted, or bonded into fabrics.

Four major natural fibers and 23 man-made fibers are available. Natural fibers come from plants and animals. The plant fibers, cotton and linen are made of cellulose. Animal fibers, silk and wool, are made of protein.

Two classes of man-made fibers are those adapted from cellulose (cellulosic) and those made entirely of chemicals (noncellulosic). Noncellulosic man-made fibers often are called synthetics.

Each fiber is identified by a generic name. The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act that officially established the generic fiber classifications became effective in 1960. All fibers (natural or man-made), yarns, fabrics, and household textile articles (includes articles of wearing apparel, draperies, floorcoverings, furnishings, beddings, and other textiles customarily used in a household), are covered by this Act.

Generic names are assigned by the Federal Trade Commission and are used to classify fibers according to their organic composition. The generic or official name is the key word you need to know and understand.

The Identification Act also stipulates that the product must be labeled. The label must name the manufacturer, the country where processed or manufactured, and the generic names and percentages of all fibers in the product in amounts of five percent or more listed in order of predominance by weight. Fibers present to the extent of less than five percent may be listed as “other fiber” or “other fibers.”

Some fabrics are made from a blend of two or more fibers. The fiber making up at least 50 percent of the blend will most influence fabric characteristics.

In addition to generic names, there are hundreds of trade names or trademarks. A trade name or trademark is the word or symbol used by fiber producers to distinguish their products from the products of other manufacturers.

The trademark is registered with the U.S. Patent Office, and the fiber manufacturer who produced that fiber is the only one allowed to use the registered name. For examples, polyester is the fiber or generic name, and Dacron is a company trademark for polyester; acrylic is the fiber or generic name, and Orlon is a company trademark for acrylic.

A basic understanding of fibers, in terms of their characteristics, uses, and care requirements will help you make wise choices when purchasing textile and clothing products commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal president of Grupo Denim.

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