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The Secret to Vintage Jeans

Written by Brian Howe
Narrated by Göran Norquist

a bunch of indigo-dyed yard, tied into a loose knot

On December 31, 2017, the doors closed on North Carolina’s White Oak plant—the first, and now last, big textile mill in the U.S. to make true, vintage-style denim. Our correspondent tracked down the secret to classic blue jeans, and their unexpected future.

Written by Brian Howe

Introduction by Summer Brown

Narrated by Goran Norquist

Produced by Larry Rosen

Music by Mike Snowden of  “The Cigar Box Guitar Maker”

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