Cone Mills Denim has been a leading supplier of denim fabrics for top denim apparel brands since 1891. In 1905 under Proximity Manufacturing Company the Cone brothers built White Oak Cotton Mills in Greensboro. By 1908 it was the world’s largest producer of denim. The heavy-duty blue denim manufactured by the mills gave them the reputation of being ”the Denim King”. The company has produced the denim fabric for Levi Strauss since 1915. They are the exclusive supplier in recent years of the fabric for Levi’s brand 501 jeans. Still most of the denim lovers love the great fabrics which are coming from the legendary Cone Mills factory from the U.S.A.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.