A Look Inside The Cone Denim Mills

Apr 22, 2014

Cone Denim Mills is one of those revered American originals that belongs in the same rarefied category as heritage vanguards like Levi’s and Carhartt. The denim manufacturer was founded in 1891 by brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone, and till this day, they still employ age-old methods of weaving fabric strands using narrower (and much slower) wooden fly-shuttle looms. The result is a vintage and sturdy denim product that selvage purists religiously seek out. Respected denim brands like Rising Sun and Levis Strauss are just a few of Cone Denim’s loyal customers.

In the following video, Aaron Kurtz and Inventory’s Farhad Samari visit Cone Denim’s White Oak Plant in North Carolina (America’s oldest denim mill) and speak to the factory’s product development director, Bud Strickland.

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