Here at the Northern Fells, we’re excited to have just received our AW17 delivery of Hawksmill Denim. From being long time friends with the owners Fraser & Tony and representing the brand at wholesale, we can be sure that every single Hawksmill garment is made with great craftsmanship, authenticity and meticulous attention to detail.
Hawksmill Denim Company is a British based, premium denim brand and are unlike most fashion brands. Instead of designing purely seasonal products, they prefer to manufacture clothes that get better with age.
All Hawksmill jeans are manufactured using the finest denim. From ring spun Japanese selvedge denim manufactured in Nisshinbo Mill to Italian selvedge denim from Candiani, one of the oldest denim mills in Europe. Their jeans are modelled on vintage replicas using original manufacturing methods and are washed in Italy. Each pair is created and finished by hand for a premium quality.
Hawksmill denims are made using Union Special 35800 machines with a felled seam construction. For those of you who aren’t denim specialists, a flat-felled seam is an overlapping seam that’s sewn flat. This is achieved by placing one edge inside a folded edge of fabric, the fold is then stitched down to create a flat surface. This results in a cleaner looking garment and highly durable, sturdy seams meaning your jeans stay in tact for longer.
The hem is chain stitched using a Union Special 43200g machine allowing Hawksmill to achieve a distinct ‘rope look’ when the jeans are washed or worn in. This finish was made famous by the Japanese during the 1980’s when they would reproduce classic American jeans from the 50’s using this particular Union Special machine. The model was ceased from production in 1989 and by then most of the 43200G machines had been bought up by the Japanese factories. Thankfully Hawksmill have been able to get their hands on one to produce their magnificent jeans.
As well as their premium denim jeans, Hawksmill have applied their unique design and manufacturing techniques to a wider range of products to create an AW17 collection full of authenticity and character. Using contemporary fits and high quality organic fabrics their offer of jeans, t-shirts, sweats and trousers are available on-line at the Northern Fells.