Tips to be perfect on a rainy day

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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.

 

Bleach your denim shorts

Bleach your denim shorts

How to bleach your denim shorts

You probably have a pair of denim shorts that you love, but you want to give them a different look this year, well, we will share some interesting tips with you so you can bleach your shorts and make them seem as a completely different pair.

“One of the greatest advantages of clothes made of denim is that you can give them new life by bleaching them, adding destruction or different trims or even dying them in different colors, or even recycling the garments and give them new uses, that is why many people prefers this fabric”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer in Mexico.

Here are the steps you will need to follow to bleach your denim shorts:

  1. Place an old towel under your shorts, make sure you place a bag inside of your shorts, that way denim will not absorb the bleach at the front and back parts of your garment.
  2. Pour some liquid bleach in a plastic well, do not use a metal one or the bleach will cause a chemical reaction when it touches the metal.
  3. Put on your plastic washes and put a sponge within the bleach.
  4. Use the sponge to create bleach designs over your shorts.
  5. Wash your denim shorts in a cold wash cycle; remember not to get any other garments into the wash machine.
  6. Let your denim shorts dry.
  7. If you want to create a dramatic look, you can repeat the above steps after the first wash cycle.
  8. Remember not to let the bleach for too long on your garments, or it will eat up the fibers.

“Many people is choosing denim garments over clothes made of any other materials as it allows them to make their own creations, letting them give their own styles to the clothes they wear everyday”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

From the office to the gym

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From the office to the gym thru an easy way

Remember New Year’s wishes? One of those were to exercise for sure so congratulations for those that follows an actual routine but if you’re one of those that failed that wish due to the lack of time or extra work, we would like to list some tips that will help you to mix your business look with a sport look in order for you to go to the gym right after you are out of the office.

  1. Sneakers

One of the most strongest tendency of the season, use it and combine a suit with a tennis shoes that would make you feel comfortable at the office and also at the gym.

  1. Sweatshirt

Replace the classic shirt for a sweatshirt or a t-shirt in a neutral color. This will make your formal look more young and will help you to be warm on a cold weather when running.

  1. Duffle bag

A briefcase is a classic, but to look sporty you better use a leather duffle bag so you can put inside your office and gym stuff.

  1. Vest

If the weather changes drastically, replace your coat for a flannel sporty vest, it will add color to your outfit.

  1. Jeans

If the dress code at your work is flexible, we would suggest dressing in jogger pants that will be useful at work and at the gym activities.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, found these tips to be very fun and also very practical. “I am really thankful because I do not need to use these tips as I have the time to do all my activities without pressure; however, I do recall when I was a student that I was running from school to work and then to the park to exercise, I would really used them at that time!”, said an enthusiastic Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal while doing he’s daily routine.

 

WEAR BLUE JEANS ELEGANTLY

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TIPS ON HOW TO WEAR BLUE JEANS ELEGANTLY

A pair of blue jeans is probably the one single item of clothing that everyone owns. What was once a sign of anti-establishment rebellion has now become a staple worn by just about everyone, regardless of their different personal styles.

They are comfortable to wear, easy to look after and, paired with the right outfit and accessories, they can  be as good for a day in the office, as they are for a day relaxing at home said Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal.

  1. Straight-Leg Jeans with heels

When you’ve got a great brand new pair of heels to wear, roll up the ankles of a pair of classic straight leg blue jeans and show off those heels in style. It’s a great way to tone down what might otherwise look a little bit of a mismatch between formal and casual.

  1. Skinny jeans and thigh length boots

Get the ‘Pretty Woman’ look, by pairing your skinny or straight leg jeans with a pair of thigh high boots. It’s the perfect way to add drama to your look and the guys just love those boots too. For a great, relaxed, daytime look, try matching your blue jeans and thigh length boots with a long, chunky cardigan and a cuffed shirt.

  1. Cuffed jeans and ankle boots

You can give a pair of straight jeans a completely new look by not tucking them into your ankle boots, but cuffing them just above the boots instead. It looks fanatic when you pair this with black boots and a black leather jacket. It’s very reminiscent of the old rocker style, but it works just as well, in a softer way, with beige boots or brown.

Blue jeans will never go out of style, so wear them elegantly and add your own touch of uniqueness to your wear-anywhere jeans commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Sustainable textiles

Sustainable textiles

Sustainable textiles and their importance for the environmental care

Textile industry started on XXI century and it has suffered some major changes since then, biology, microelectronics and nanotechnology has made it possible for manufacturers to incorporate new process with natural fibers in order to get sustainable textiles that are very important to take care of the environment.

These sustainable textiles being considered now for multiple uses and not only for clothing, as it makes an important contribution to decrease global warming, because of the biodegradability they have, as natural fibers can biodegrade in months.

“New times have new demands and being complete aware of the importance of environmental care is vital to be able to conserve our world as we know it” was the opinion of Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, in regards to this topic.

Consumers are also more conscious about the importance of caring for environment and are starting to look for garments made of sustainable textiles, as they are comfortable, and look very similar to any other textile, the only negative side they find is the high prices they might reach at the market due to the newest technologies being used to create textiles with natural or regenerated fibers.

Textile products produce enough sources of work for more than 40 million workers around the world, so textile producers are working to get the new technologies and machinery that will help them create sustainable materials by offering competitive prices and taking care of the environment at the same time.

“It is very important to protect the environment from all possible sides, it is very exciting to see how sustainable items are getting stronger, that means awareness of the value of making changes today to take care of our planet”, added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Mistakes You’re Making Washing Your Jeans

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5 Big Mistakes You’re Making Washing Your Jeans

Some swear you should never machine wash jeans (or wash them at all for that matter), but most of us toss this wardrobe staple in the washer along with other clothes every week. 

  1. Washing them right side out

No matter the cycle, the very act of machine washing and drying is abrasive to fabrics because the garments rub against each other in the turning, tumbling load. To help minimize the color loss this can cause, turn jeans inside out before placing them in the washer and leave them inside out until you remove them from the dryer. Zip all zippers and fasten all buttons and snaps, too.

  1. Cramming too many pair in at once

The more garments you stuff into a load, the faster you’ll get done, but the more the more wear and tear your fabrics will endure. Without room to move, zippers and rivets can snag and stitching can break. Your clothes should circulate or tumble freely, so they are thoroughly cleaned and dried and don’t emerge from the machines in a tangled knot.

  1. Choosing the wrong cycles

The newer you want your jeans to look, the gentler you have to wash and dry them. While hand washing and line drying is safest, it’s also costly in terms of time and effort. Unless your jeans are particularly dirty, it’s best to wash them in cold water, select one of the gentler cycles, and dry them at a low temperature.

  1. Skipping a color-preserving detergent

Special detergents formulated to preserve dark colors really do work. They have ingredients to help fabrics hold onto dyes and to deactivate the chlorine in the water that can fade colors. If you want to keep your dark jeans dark, it’s worth investing in a special detergent.

  1. Leaving them in the dryer too long

Fabrics shrink when left in the dryer too long to get over-dried and “fried.” All fabrics and especially jeans benefit when you take them out of the dryer slightly damp. Simply tug and smooth them into shape and let them finish drying flat or on a hanger. If, even after tumbling on low heat and a delicate cycle, you see lots of lint on the dryer’s filter, you may want to switch to line drying your jeans to help preserve the fabric.

To keep your basic blue and black denim looking as new as possible, be sure to steer clear of these fabric damaging mistakes added Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal president of Grupo Denim.

Embroidery trends

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Embroidery trends for apparel industry

Embroidery decorations are never out of fashion, we see jeans with embroideries on hip pockets, watch pockets, pick stitch along the out seam, etc…

All manufacturers in the apparel industry are always looking for new embroidery techniques, digitizing or even 3D embroidery. Here are the steps to follow when developing a new embroidery design:

  • PDF Artwork of the embroidery design
  • Digitize the design on the computer
  • Cut denim or any other fabric mock ups, a hip pocket for example.
  • Embroider the mock up in order to confirm the stitches are correctly set as per as the needed specifications.

Embroidery threads need to meet the embroidery machine capacities, tex 24 is the most common thread to be used in so many singular colors, multi colors, metallic, etc..

In the present, some of the brands are combining embroideries & heat transfers designs, the truth is that this trend is still present on each fashion seasons, more or less, but every jean has an embroiderer design on it.

Grupo Denim, as a leader manufacturing industry located in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, is always looking for new and more sophisticated embroidery machines in order to accomplish its customer’s needs that are showing an increase on their fashion jeans sales; therefore, more embroidery capacity is needed. “Even a 5 pocket jean takes an embroidery now, so embroidery is always on trend, Rock 47 by Wrangler is a brand that takes a lot of embroidery, so on every season we are seeing new designs, we are glad and proud to work with our partners’ designers by working as a one team only, and they have come with such a great ideas that makes every season so successful in sales, we start with a minimum order and our customers always come back to place an extra purchase order”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Process of a denim pant

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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.

Jeans and a way to make their color stay longer

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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.

Selvedge Denim

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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.