I’m backed up on blogging, so I need to get finish posting my pictures from North Carolina so that way I can post about New York on time…
Soo here it goes. I’m going to try to keep the words short, and leave more pictures…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Cone Denim Mills
Lunch: Natty Greens
& VF Jeanswear
CONE DENIM MILL
Cone Mill Trucks
An awesome group of talented people! (:
Spinning yarns in their bundle
Product of Loom; 58″ Denim fabric
45″ Denim Loom
Bulk of finished denim fabric
Denim loom with custom selvage: High end trend
Finishing: Getting rid of crinkles by steaming
** Couldn’t take pictures in the dyeing room, but it just had the denim fabric being rolled into indigo dye and then going through a process where it “oxidizes” in the air to get the dark indigo color.
The area we were at
We ate at Natty Greene’s
I guess their known for their beer
The chicken I got was AMAZING!!! Grilled chicken with bbq sauce, topped with bacon and cheese!
Ohh, & I realized that almost all the southern dishes I’ve had consisted of potato salad…lol
Loved the “Just Be” part
Outside the food place
The train w/ graffiti on them
Stars on the parking lot walls
VF Jeanswear is the largest publicly owned apparel company in the world. Under the jeanswear division there are lots of denim brands such as Wrangler, Lee, Riders, Rustlers, and 7 for All Mand Kind. They design, manufacture and market branded apparel.
They have an area in North Carolina called “Service Center” where they have a cut and sew room, laundering area, and denim finishing area to create samples/prototypes.
Gerber Cutter: Only for prototypes.
This cutter cuts up to 16 plys of fabric
The machine uses a vacuum technique to hold down the fabric when cutting.
Pieces are cut
Then you start taking pieces out
Rolls of denim fabric for sampling
The different colors of threads
Specialized sewing machines: I wish I had a sewing machine that does eveything!
Some trims; I’m guessing elastics
Pocket machine: Clip fabric into place
This makes life easier when making pockets!
It automatically folds its sides
Needle starts sewing by using the pocket template
(They also have specialized machinery that does belt loop bartacks & makes automatic hems!)
They also print out sizing stickers for the pants
Templates for whiskering
They have a book that contains the different styles of denim and the location of where things needs to be worked on.
Laundry area: where they do their dyeing or stone washing of garments
They put “Pummel Stone” (the bags on the right) in the wash with the denim goods to make the stonewash effect
Other brands under VF
SWEEEET Corn Soup.
I ❤ legit mexican fooood!; Non of this taco bell stuff!
Just one more post on my North Carolina trip!!! Then I can start blogging about New York
Hope you enjoyed my pictures (:
If you have any questions… “Put your comments beloow”-Ray William Johnson