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Big Ideas with Todd Shelton

This edition of Big Ideas with Todd Shelton is packed full of information focused on denim. Grab an ice-cold Kombucha and settle in for some of the finest reading around these parts.

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American Manufacturing

A Country Needs Manufacturing

The decline of American manufacturing is relatively new – and ongoing. One side claims manufacturing jobs enrich society much more than service jobs. The other side claims goods produced at the lowest cost, no matter the source, are best for the economy. Is it too late to save American apparel manufacturing?

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Todd Shelton Group Production

Group Production is mutually beneficial for customers and our factory. We create production efficiency groups which bring down manufacturing costs. We pass along the savings.

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country of origin matters

County of Origin Matters

We operate a sincere, socially responsible and sustainable business model. Our focus is business decisions that elevate our product, our employees and the customers who wear our clothing.

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Todd Shelton Seamstresses

Re-Thinking What A Sewing Career Can Be

We directly employ all of our seamstresses in our East Rutherford, NJ factory headquarters. Direct employment is the only method that guarantees the clothing is manufactured in a work environment that meets our high standards for worker pay, safety, and respect.

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Raw Selvedge Denim Fabric

What is Selvedge Denim?

The word 'selvedge' relates to the 'self-edge' of fabric. Some types of fabric are woven so that the 'edge' can be used in garment construction. In regards to jean construction, using the outer edge of the denim (the self-edge), makes a jean a 'selvedge' denim jean.

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Jeans waist size and how to measure your jean

Measuring the Right Jeans Waist Size

There is no standard measurement for jeans waist size. Sizing varies considerably among brands because designers have different visions for the look of their jeans. In other words, jeans are not true to size.

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