Red Cotton Denim is a denim brand founded by Camillo Love from Oakland – US. His brand is what we call an one man show as he’s doing everything by himself. Read below his story (the short version) in his own words how he started, where his inspiration came from and about his first order. Keep up the great craftsmanship Camillo!

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red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (16)

”Back in 1999, I was stationed in Japan on the USS Kitty Hawk as an engineer with the Navy. I found a new appreciation for American made products when I saw how much the Japanese valued the quality of anything handmade in America. When I came back to the States, I worked for friends in the trades who owned their own businesses, cutting trees and building houses. Once I set my mind to making jeans, I was lucky enough to meet The Guy in San Francisco who knew everything about manufacturing denim. He was a sailor too and took the time to explain the business to me. Around the same time, I also met a guy in Oakland who was making kick ass jeans from start to finish by himself. He shared his knowledge about denim and machines with me and inspired me to follow my heart in making handcrafted denim. A few months ago, I landed my first order with a store in San Francisco. Crafting dozens of jeans by myself in only two weeks was a real test. And the start to realizing my dream. My ignorance at how hard it could be got me started. As I learned how much is involved, my determination kept me from giving up. My passion for hard work and quality American made goods is what you’ll find at Red Cotton Denim, from hand-sewn Cone Mills denim to the hand stamped leather patches”.

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (10)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (11)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (12)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (13)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (14)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (3)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (7)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (6)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (8)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (9)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (4)

red cotton denim long john blog jeans blue blauw rigid raw unwashed selvage selvedge redline leather patch 5 pocket five rivets oakland usa us Camillo Love  (15)

www.redcottondenim.com

Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.