At Grana we’re really into our denim…really into it. From the sourcing of the fabric to the first draft of sketches to the final approved product, we’re there.
There are parts of your jeans that are flagged as potential “high stress” zones and since the words “high” and “stress” never sit well together we take extra steps to insure these flagged risks are taken care of. The crotch, ass, waistband and cuffs of your jeans all fall under the stress zones. The type of stitching used to hold your jeans together in these zones will make or break a pair of jeans. That’s why we keep ours real with felled seams and chain stitching. These features are a must on a pair of our jeans.
A Stitch and a Seam
A felled seam is made by placing one edge inside a folded edge of fabric, then stitching the fold down with a twin stitch. This style of seam is extra strong, lays flat and keep all of the raw edges of where the two pieces of fabrics meet squared away neat and tidy.
A chain stitch is what you’ll find at cuff of your pant leg. Think about it – you push your foot through your jean’s countless times in their life span – a chain stitch at the bottom of your cuff is what keeps shit together every time you shove your foot through a pair of your Grana jeans.
The stitching in your denim tells a story of the time spent on making your jeans. For us, we like to take the long way round and take the extra time to stitch our seams evenly flat down on the inside of the jeans. This way when your jeans start to fade (with that just the right amount of proof they’ve been lived in look) they’ll fade evenly. This extra touch is something that you’ll find in labour-of-love made denim.
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