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Farmer Friendly Jeans

  • Posted by alex
  • 6 September 2013
This denim is completely new for howies this season. But as you know, to push things forward in life, you’ve always got to keep moving...

This is our new hemp selvedge jean, The Hobo.

Hemp is renowned for being one of the most environmentally friendly and versatile crops around. It also makes a mean pair of jeans.

That's because hemp crops are sustainable and require no irrigation. So a jean like the Hobo, made from 40% hemp and 60% cotton, can save up to 2,400 litres of water when compared to a regular 100% cotton jean. That’s enough to give one person clean drinking water for two years. Gulp. In addition, hemp uses no pesticides or herbicides to grow as it is naturally antibacterial, which is great for you, the farmer and the field.

They’ve got a look we love too. The tiny white flecks of hemp fibre within the denim help give them a unique 'slubby' appearance. And adding to their natural feel, our Hobo jean has been coloured using indigo dye, which will give you a bit of the old ‘blue hands’ at first, but will age beautifully to give you a jean unlike anyone else’s.

This denim is completely new for howies this season. But as you know, to push things forward in life, you’ve always got to keep moving...

Just like a hobo.

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Coming of age..

  • Posted by howies
  • 21 April 2010

       I've known this customer for about  for about 6 years, when he used to buy howies gear from my shop on Park Street. Those jeans he's wearing are over 5 years old and he's worn them for a large part of that 5 years! Having nearly taken his leg clean off on a tree whilst out riding (and put a mahoosive hole in the knee) he decided it was time to trade them in.

Amy sorted him out with a super fresh pair of Stoker Selvedge (my absolute most facourite jeans ever) And yes, the OSDs he's wearing started out life a very similar colour!

We have limited stock in Bristol and Carnaby St, of the Stoker Selvedge jeans (no 32 waists, I'm afraid) but at £110 from £160, they are such good value. I've worn mine every day for over a year now and I reckon there's a few more years in them yet!

Selvedge Stories

  • Posted by howies
  • 23 February 2009

Following on from the Bristol Shop’s post about Andy’s Kaizens I thought I’d be nice to open it up a bit.

So if you have any stories about your jeans then email them to jon[at]howies.co.uk

Thanks to Matt for the idea.

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