Denim.lab was established in 2015 by Sander van de Vecht. Back then it started with just a couple of drys and a few kids’ jeans. Sander van de Vecht, is a denim veteran who worked at several Dutch denim brands and since five years owns his own denim production company. The brand was initially created as an inspiration collection for his production customers (brands – retail – private label). Later he started to produce small series of jeans from deadstock selvedge fabrics in a modern, post-heritage look and those were picked up by some local jeans stores and they came back asking for more.
Denim.lab developed as a sourcing driven company which means that the fabric comes first. During the sourcing trips, once every few weeks, Sander is on the hunt for the most exclusive fabrics that will be an addition to his collections. Once Sander has found a fabric, he starts drawing until he finds the item that matches best with the fabric.
Fabric & Construction
The construction takes place at the Denim.lab production facilities near Bangkok, Thailand. These manufactories, with their own laundries, are responsible for the production of all items inside the collection. The factories, specialized in producing jeans, also have special lines setup to create shirts and jackets, which is very convenient as not many jeans suppliers can do this.
For all the jeans, including the drys and the pre-washed jeans, Denim.lab only uses selvedge denim. In contrast to many denim brands, the origin of the fabric isn’t leading when selecting new fabrics. Whether the fabric is coming from Japan or Thailand, it has to be unique, well-made and it must fade beautifully.
Over the years, Denim.lab developed several signature details. For the jeans, Denim.lab added a tailored lining in the waistband and placed a chambray fabric on the inside of the yoke. The same chambray is used for the back pockets to increase the durability. Also, the matt black trims and the Italian leather patch, washed in indigo, has become Denim.lab’s signature details. Most of the dry’s in the current collection are stitched with indigo dyed thread, so the thread will fade alongside the jeans.
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