Eric Yelsma started Detroit Denim in 2008, just as the financial crisis was picking up steam. Today, his shop is one of the only jean manufacturers in Detroit. The small team of 10 churn out about 40 pairs of jeans a week. They’re made of a sturdier type of denim called selvedge. Each pair takes around four hours to make.
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How Handmade Jeans Are Made In Detroit