Denim Jeans

Where and How it's made - Jamie Thompson

Ingredients/Where they are found

- Indigofera as dye found in Austrailia

- Cotton found in india

- Copper for buttons found in Chile

Denim Manufacturing Process

The cotton, grown from a farm in India, is picked with a cotton picker. Then the cotton is dumped into a machine that puts it into a large "wrapper". It is then cleaned in a gin, and the seeds are removed. Then the cotton is made into fabric by combining the fibers together through spinning and weaving thread. The cotton is then sent to Egypt to be made into jeans!

Denim to Jeans

The fabric is then dyed, with indigo sent from New Zealand, rolled out, layered on top of each other, and cut to produce many patterns of jeans at one time. Jean pockets are cut by the stamper. The pockets are presses and sewed onto the jeans by pocket robots and a steel blade cuts the button hole. The belt buckles and button is sewed on, and the pant legs are sewn together as well. Then the zipper and jean belt is attached, and the turner sucks the jeans right side out, so the stitches aren't shown. The jeans are steam pressed to remove wrinkles, shipped to Miami Port, shipped to a jean warehouse, and finally shipped to stores near you!


Manufacturing PROBLEMS

Globalization Categories

Environment - There are mills in multiple countries manufacturing materials that are then sent to a huge mill for making the jeans, There is a problem of polluting several areas, due to the smoke released from the machines and also from the boats shipping this product. People and aquatic life could be in danger from the pollution that the mills create.

Economic - Because of the need of new and more efficient technology in the growing jean companies, the machines made will no longer require human assistance, resulting in less jobs for the people living in those countries. They will then have to find jobs elsewhere to support their families.

Technology - The jean production companies are multiplying and the necessity for newer, faster, and more efficient machines is upon us.

Cultural - Our jean production is all over the world and it might be causing the cultural clothing of other countries to change, because they are the ones making the jeans and it is becoming more of a universal clothing.

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Text - to - Self Connection

This competency relates to other areas in my life because it helps me have a better understanding of the work it takes to make one out of the many pairs of jeans we wear everyday. It helps us understand that globalization is everywhere, in our clothing, our devices, and what we eat. I chose to do jeans because I wear them everyday and I thought that it might be neat to see where they were made and what countries the materials come from. This product plays a role in my daily life, because I wear jeans all the time, and I see other people wearing and buying jeans everyday. In 15 years, globalization will change my daily patterns because what we learned in school as a child, will already be useless because the technology does what we were taught to do. Advanced technology that comes as we are adults will be harder for us to understand, because we are so used to what we grew up to as young people. It will also be harder to find jobs because certain skills that you may have, might already be accomplished through the work of robots.

Solution to an Environment Problem

A realistic solution for the environmental problem of pollution is that maybe the machines could run on more Eco- friendly fuel. Maybe some sort of solar power, so that the environment isn't hurt during the process of making these jeans, and the workers would not be harmed by the toxins in the gas.
Cotton to Denim: America's Heartland Series

Globalization In 6 words/Globalization Impacts

I've worn jeans made in Egypt.
  1. negative impacts-People in the US might not have a job because of some of the factories have moved to international countries.
  2. positive impacts- We get clothing, food, and other household machinery from around the world to make our daily lives easier.