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How Denim Jeans Are Made

Everyone has a pair or two… or a few more than that. Around 450 million pairs are sold every year, and yet their origins might not be well-known. From a humble start as sturdy work pants, to today’s cotton farms, to how final styling details are added (which can include being washed with rocks), find out how denim jeans are made.

Related viewing: Don’t Wash Your Jeans, The Impact of One Cotton T-Shirt, and NPR’s brilliant series of videos, Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt.

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