How Citizens Of Humanity’s $200 Jeans Are Made | The Making Of

How Citizens Of Humanity’s $200 Jeans Are Made | The Making Of

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is the eternal struggle. Beyond the right fit, you
want to buy the right color, have the right rips, level of fade, distressing, threading, designs. You get the point. With everything that
goes into picking a pair, it’s no surprise that making
a pair is an art form. So, we went to beloved jean brand Citizens of Humanity’s LA facilities to see how they make their $200 jeans. Citizens of Humanity
is one of those brands whose high-quality jeans
may break the bank. Yet people can’t get enough of their fit and the brand’s wide variety of styles. First, the jeans’ fabric is picked out at the brand’s warehouse. The design team uses inspiration from that season’s trends to
help them choose the fabric. The fabric is then laid
flat and cut by hand. It’s then brought over to
automated cutting machines. These machines play an
important role, as they maximize efficiency while
minimizing any fabric waste. Next, the different parts
of the jeans are sewn on. One of the things that makes
Citizens of Humanity’s jeans so unique is the brand’s
close attention to detail. About 250 sewing experts
work on every pair, and each week, the team
can sew up to 5,000 pieces. With such a large number
of sewing experts, each person will work on a
specific part of the garment. Some might only sew the zippers, while another focuses on the pockets, and someone else sews just the inseams. This step is done with the
help of a sewing machine. After the sewing, the
jeans are put through a relatively new method in
jean-making: a lasering machine. It’s used to create holes, a distressed look, or special designs. The laser is manipulated
by a computer program that controls the intensity and pattern. According to Citizens of Humanity, this technology reduces gas and water consumption by 20% to 30%, as the traditional method
used by other brands uses toxic chemicals to
achieve the same effect on the jeans. Once the jean is through
the lasering machine, an employee goes in to add a few more distressing touches by hand. Some jeans will get sprayed with a lightening treatment
to brighten them a bit. One of the most crucial
parts of the process: washing the jeans. This dictates their shade and feel. How long the jeans stay in the washer and stonewashing, a process
that softens the denim, both play a part in the final
look and feel of the denim. The brand uses ozone-wash machinery. This is a combination
of electricity gas that, according to the brand, consumes 60% less water
than the traditional way, which can use up to
2,000 gallons of water. One of the last steps of the process is the finishing of the jeans. This requires pressing the jeans, putting on the buttons, and adding the tags. The very last step before shipping is a final inspection for quality control. Often, a red tag will go onto the jeans, indicating it has something wrong with it. The company is meticulous about quality control with its jeans. The jeans are then packed
up and shipped to stores.


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    You forgot to mention what the chemicals are when they are sprayed with protective product not to mention all of the chemicals used to add color to them. Every pair of Jean's today are being made with highly toxic products.

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    Jody Mitoma the Entrepreneur

    This was great. I wouldn't have minded if this video was 1 hour long. Seriously. I'm off to go watch some How It's Made, now. 🤭👍

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