Craft and industry at Denimsmith …

Putting together some fleeting impressions of craft and industry at the Denimsmith factory in Brunswick, Melbourne, I was struck by the quiet sense of pride from the owner, operator and staff.

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Denim blues: The Denimsmith factory in Brunswick, Melbourne. Image: Niki Bruce

This small-run denim and heavy wovens production facility aims to keep fashion manufacturing from dying out in Australia.

With a relatively small team of sewers, cutters, a pattern-cutter and a mechanic, Denimsmith could be considered part of the ‘slow fashion’ movement making small runs of ‘classic’ jeans for a tightly targeted customer base.

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