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Denim 101 Classes

The White Oak Legacy Foundation, better known as W.O.L.F. organizes a Denim 101 class this March 29 – 30, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. A second course is also already scheduled, but the final date will be shared later.

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The Content Of The Classes

The two days Denim 101 Classes by White Oak Legacy Foundation will focus on the evolution of jeans and textile fundamentals and denim manufacturing. On the first day of the class, you will learn more about the history of jeans, cotton, yarn spinning, and so on. During the second day topics that will come along are indigo dyeing, weaving, denim finishing, and garment processing.

The spinning of cotton into yarn; the dyeing of yarn with indigo, and the weaving of yarn into the final product. All of these steps occurred at White Oak during its years of operation from 1905 until its closure in early 2018. Techniques created at White Oak set the industry standard, and are now employed at premier denim mills around the world.

White Oak Legacy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that those skills are still taught in the United States and at their origin source. They’re organizing world-class instruction, led by its team of denim experts.

Fiber and yarn instruction will occur on-site at the facilities of the Hill Spinning, which has equipment devoted to cotton fiber and yarn fabrication processes from bale to package. Dyeing and weaving instruction will occur in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the restored Revolution Mill and at White Oak Cotton Mill, where shuttle looms are being operated by W.O.L.F. to make selvage denim fabrics.

The full program of the Denim 101 Class can be seen here below on the flyer.

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Join The Denim 101 Class

In case you’re interested to join the Denim 101 Class or when you want to know more about this two days program, send an e-mail to: denim101@wolfdenim.org.


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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.