Supply and Demand in the Denim Market:America’s Oldest Fashion Trend

Posted on May 25, 2012


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Clothing trends flit in and out of style with every season.  Acid wash jeans, high wasted pants and garish neon has traveled through time and made their ways back on the fashion forefront.  But one material that has stood the test of time is denim – and denim lovers are willing to pay the price for the jeans their grandfathers wore in the 50s. $350 to be exact.  In order to achieve this aged look, the means of production are about as old as the material.  Looms of denim are stretched across the White Oak textile mill in Greensboro, North Carolina in order to meet the ever-growing demand for aged denim, and this textile mill is not the only one.

Even though the denim industry survives on the fancies of fashionable people, textile mills like White Oak have continued to exist throughout the United States.  Here are some of the still standing denim mills in the U.S:

PPCA in Ludbock, TX

Cone Denim in Greensboro, N.C.

Denim North America in Columbus, GA

Galey & Lord Denim in Society Hill, South Carolina

Some of these original factory buildings have been around since the early 20th century.  Explore America’s oldest fashion trend and plan your visit with a map today! Visit www.

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