Duck Cloth

duck cloth

What is Duck Cloth?

Cotton duck –  (from Dutch doek,”linen canvas”), also simply duck, sometimes duck cloth or duck canvas, commonly called “canvas” outside the textile industry, is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric. There is also linen duck, which is less often used. Duck is used in a wide range of applications, from sneakers to over tents to sandbags. Duck fabric is woven with 2 yarns together in the warp and a single yarn in the weft.

By far the most popular workwear fabric, cotton duck is a weighty, plain-but-strong woven canvas. Despite its name, this hardy workwear fabric has nothing to do with waterfowl or their feathers. The term “duck” comes from the Dutch word doek, which refers to a linen canvas once used for sailors’ white trousers and outerwear. The word “cotton” has been added to modern duck items simply to distinguish them from traditional linen duck. Interestingly enough, though, cotton duck is related to another type of work-ready duck. Duct tape, often called “duck tape,” was originally manufactured by adding an adhesive backing to regular cotton duck.

You’ve heard the expression “tougher than nails.” Well, cotton duck may be “tougher than sails.” The same general type of canvas duck used for many work clothes has often been used for traditional boat sails, since the thick cotton weave is incredibly resistant to tearing and rough wear.

Usually offered in drab colors like unbleached white, tan, and shades of brown or green, cotton duck work clothes never look very dirty even when they are.

The advantages of cotton duck workwear fabric are many. For example:

  • It has a relatively smooth surface that isn’t prone to snagging and tearing.
  • It is probably second only to leather in the class of true workwear fabrics in its ability to block the wind (which can be more important than anything on a blustery winter jobsite).
  • It is somewhat burn-resistant, albeit still certainly flammable. If you’re sleeping by a campfire or welding in the shop, a few small sparks or hot ashes won’t ruin the fabric, unlike nylon or other synthetics that end up with tiny pinholes everywhere in the same situation.
  • It may feel stiff and uncomfortable at first, but after being washed and worn a few times should feel quite comfortable.

This workwear fabric is also found in four-walled tents, shoes and sand bags added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur


Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur

Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs know how to identify opportunities, quantify risks and start working to make their ideas grow up immediately in a creative and innovative way, except that one does it in an external environment, while the second one under an organization’s umbrella.

When we talk about starting something new, we usually think of starting a business of their own; however, during the last years, entrepreneurship has given a new concept for those persons willing to start new things on their own employment, which are the intrapreneurs.

“Entrepreneurs are always willing to take risks, once they have found a business opportunity, with financial intelligence, organizing the resources they have in hand to make it happen, and assuming potential risks they will have to overcome, that is how they are able to become successful”, thinks Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

An intrapreneur is similar to an entrepreneur, except that he does not want to leave his organization, but is still able to identify new business opportunities that will allow a company to innovate its processes or products, making the business grow up, they are completely valuable for a company.

For an entrepreneur, their success will be remunerated with more earnings and a growing business, for an intrapreneur, their main reward is their achievements, having a successful vision within a company and the recognition of that organization they work for.

Knowledge is the main tool for both, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, so they are willing to learn, listening to experiences, read, and everything that will help them have a successful mind, prepared for business.

“Any person who is responsible to transform an idea into a finished product that is economically viable, take risks and innovate is a great intrapreneur and is capable to make a company grow up, create more profits and get new customers, these persons are essential to make a business succeed”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to become ultra successful

Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful

These bad habits can creep up on anyone. Learn how you can eliminate them and boost your success. 

The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success–in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.

To boost your success, below are some bad habits that I suggest you drop to make your way to the top:

Thinking of failure as a bad thing

When you redefine failure, you’re learning what does and does not work throughout your career. The important thing is to make sure that you actually learn from your mistakes, rather than repeating them time and time again.

Saying “Yes” to everything

To start, turn up your turn down skills: creating a polite, default response such as, “I’d love to help you out, but I ‘m honestly too busy,” will ensure that you maintain a semblance of a normal workload and prevent tasks from falling to the wayside.

Comparing yourself to others

Comparing that to someone else’s skill blueprint is a waste of time and drain on your success.

Believing in scarcity

A scarcity mindset is the belief that there’s only so much success to go around. In this age of hyper-competitiveness, thinking that someone else’s victory “steals” from your own success creeps on almost everyone.

Not setting the right goals

If you don’t set concrete goals towards your Genius Zone, then you are unable to channel your energy towards tasks that are leading towards success.

Being set in stone

Being determined and motivated is great. But don’t fall into the trap of mistaking determination for an unwillingness to change.

Believing self-doubt

Even when all the signs are pointing towards success, insecurity can easily kill your dreams. In fact, it’s so prevalent (especially with successful people), that it’s a full-blown condition known as impostor syndrome.

I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing about habits is that they’re so ingrained in our minds and so routine that we barely notice them. That’s why many people, even some of the best entrepreneurs, are also stuck with habits that are creeping into their success commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Tips to be perfect on a rainy day

rainy day

Tips to be perfect on a rainy day, fashionist review

Every woman suffers when having a rainy day, especially when it rains without a single signed from the sky. We can start by reviewing some cities of the world where it is impossible to avoid the rainy days, during the whole year! London, has adopted the rainproof look as an identity of the Londoners.

The worst on spring is to have wet feet after going out from home in your new shoes and there’s a strong rain in the afternoon after you’re out from work. The solution is not to take out of your closet all the boots at the beginning of the spring season. You can choose a total rainproof look by using combined willies with a flower dress, or an ankle boots with jeans or short skirt. Avoid boyfriend or flare jeans and go for a cropped model, this is a perfect rainproof jean.

Smokey eye makeup is not a good idea for rainy days, especially if the rain is so strong as you might end up looking like a raccoon when getting into the office. Try natural looks and waterproof makeup; also don’t forget an antifreeze product for your hair. The perfect look for your hair will be a high bun.

Great waterproof clothing is a trench coat, created at the beginning for military purposes in a very resistant fiber because of the need to cover a person from the neck to the feet. Well, this coat is no longer a battle coat but it is a must on rainy days as it can protect 80% of your outfit. Another thing is that they are very light and easy to take.

The president of Grupo Denim, Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, explained that nowadays the weather is unpredictable; therefore, more customers are demanding developments in water resistant fabrics or similar fibers. “We innovate on new styles as our customers’ demand, we live to serve”, expressed Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.