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BRITISH WOVEN RAW SELVEDGE DENIM MADE IN NW ENGLAND

British Woven Raw Selvedge Denim

BRITISH WOVEN RAW SELVEDGE DENIM MADE IN NW ENGLAND

British Woven Raw Selvedge Denim

£4,577
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23
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 19 2019 5:44 AM UTC +00:00.

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 HELLO & WELCOME 

To the finest of British Manufacturing, The Iconic pioneer series for my next kickstarter camapign

This campaign is going to need your help to raise the funding to create Limited Edition small batches of the finest luxury workwear, hand crafted in the old mill towns of Lancashire and the NW of England, producing high end quaity garments, working with local mills and factories, where fabrics are spun, woven, and knitted here in the UK

In this capsule collection you will find a superbly engineered & executed line of British woven & crafted  raw seledge denim & Japanese woven denim, the new MANCMAK™  & the Iconic heavy duty sweatshirt, all timeless staple peices of the wardrobe 

I have created this series in homage to the Icons & Pioneers of our illustrious Industrial northern hertiage of yesteryear, producing the finest luxury workwear of the 21st century, from the times of the 19 / 20th century where Industry and manufacturing was at its peak and acknolwedged for its quality all over the world  

 Here at Joe & Co® I am passionate about working with premier British & Japanese  textiles and pioneering artisan manufacturers to create timeless quality engineered garments 

To celebrate my passion and commitment, I have created this limited edition capsule collection that is a testament to our regions illustrious industrial textile and manufacturing heritage

Here we have the actual loom that produces the fabric for our British woven denim

The 1950s Northrop Shuttle Loom
The 1950s Northrop Shuttle Loom

My latest campaign it includes MENS & LADIES Raw Selvedge Denim.My British denim is woven on iconic 1950s Blackburn Northrop shuttle looms in the foothills of Lancashire by Hewitt Heritage Fabrics of County Brook

The Northrop 1950s Loom

 Also included in this campaign is another Raw Selvedge Denim Jean from the Japanese Mill KURABO woven on the TOYODA shuttle loom. There will be only 50 pairs of each jean in each fabric of the mens & ladies

First we have the 'PANKHURST' ladies 14oz White Raw Selvedge Denim a mid to high rise fitting, with all the details you would expect, including chain stitch hem, fully lined back pockets, deeper than normal front pockets, the pocket bags and lining are made out of heavy duty pre-shrunk union jack jack cotton from our good freinds over at British Millerain, leather donut washers behind the fly button rivets, Joe & Co® Antique gun metal buttons & rivets, belt loops attactched under the waistband for a cleaner finish, felled inside seams complemeted with royal blue thread stitching, button fly and Lancashire Rose embroidered on the coin pocket as a nod, to them being purely woven on an old 1950s Northrop Shuttle Loom in the foothills of Lancashire & crafted in a small town of Lancashire  

The PANKHURST 14oz Kurabo Red Line Selvedge Denim
The PANKHURST 14oz Kurabo Red Line Selvedge Denim
The EMMELINE & PANKHURST 14oz denim details

Next we have the ladies 14oz 'EMMELINE' Japanese Red Line Raw Selvedge Denim, with all the added details as the 'PANKHURST' denim 

The EMMILINE 14oz White RAW Selvedge Denim

For the mens, we have the TURING 14oz British woven white raw selvedge denim a mid rise regular fitting denim in the same fit as our ARKWRIGHT, fully lined back pockets, the pocket bags are made from heavy duty pre shrunks cotton for our good friends over Brisbane Moss in Lancashire, leather donut washers behind the button rivets, Joe & Co® Antique gun metal buttons & rivets, belt loops attatched underneath the waistband for a cleaner finish, felled inside seams complemented with red thread stitching, button fly and the Lancahire Rose Embroidered on the the coin pocket, as a nod the them being purely woven on an old 19650s Northrop Shuttle Loom in the foothills of Lancashire, and crafted in a small town of Lancashire 

The TURING 14oz White Raw Selvedge Denim
The TURING 14oz White Raw Selvedge Denim

Next we have the ALAN 14oz Japanese Red Line Raw Selvedge Denim, with all the details of the TURING denim. It is a vintage selvage denim made of Kurabo’s signature warp yarn shapes.

The 14oz ALAN Japanese Denim

 It has been loved by many vintage denim manufacturers and consumers for a long time.This fabric has powerful but natural slubs, high quality rope dyed colors and a handmade texture created by a Shuttle loom, for a true vintage look after washing

The ALAN & TURING 14oz Denim detaiing

 Please note; 

Size up on the British woven denim as there will be shrinkage of upto 3% on the waist and 5% on the length, however to combat this, you can wash them in cold water and they will not shrink. This denim has been road tested and washed by ourselves and has passed the stringest of tests for me to bring you a jean of uneqaulled excellence & quality as I do with all our garments    

The Joe & Co® MANCMAK™, A practical and stylish single breasted rainmac, there are two fabrics available, the Ventile® MANCMAK™ and the Cottonopolis MANCMAK™. The overall style & design of the MANCMAK™ is a testament to Joe & Co®s commitment to working with innovative and quality British textiles.The fabric for the first MANCMAK™ is from VENTILE®

VENTILE®
VENTILE®

A fabric that was developed at the Shirley Institute in Manchester England in the 1940s, it is a warm, wind and weather resistent fabric, even in extreme conditions, because of its natural fibre, made from the finest long staple cotton and not coated or laminated in any way. It breathes naturally and is far more effectivley than other all weather fabrics. This was a life saver and was a staple part in pilots uniforms where it kept them warm and dry in the Atlantic and the Channel after having to bail out or ditch the aircraft in icy waters and winds. Ventile® extended life expectancy in the sea tenfold, which made rescue a real possibility. 80% of pilots who fell into the sea would now survive. The second fabric of choice for the Cottonopolis MANCMAK ®is spun by English Fine Cottons in their own mill (TOWER MILL) In Duckinfield, Tameside, a resurected mill in 2015 that was once a thriving hub of spinning machines in 1885.Now the fabric is actually spun again using superfine cotton yarns on the premises and then weaved & Dyed in Lancashire. This fabric has similar properties and is very much water repellent and weather resistent The cotton is sourced from the largest Supima cotton farm in California. The cotton bales can be tracked to the section of the field where it was grown and the date when it was picked

The Cottnonopolis & Ventile® MANCMAK™
The Cottnonopolis & Ventile® MANCMAK™

 Here we have the Ventile®MANCMAK™ handcrafted in the old mill town of Bolton binded on the inside in a forest green lightweight cotton, to have cleaner finish and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, manufactured to highest standards and is a testament to the finest of British Manufacturing, complemented with a storm neck guard which you can take off and attatch it to either the inside pocket or under the collar. The buttons are made from the natuarl corozo nut from the Equardurian rain forest and made in the the last of buttons factorieS in the UK by our friends over at Courtney the button makers 

The Ventile® MANCMAK™
The Ventile® MANCMAK™

The second fabric of choice for the Cottonopolis MANCMAK ®is spun by English Fine Cottons in their own mill (TOWER MILL) In Duckinfield, Tameside, a resurected mill in 2015 that was once a thriving hub of spinning machines in 1885. The fabric is actually spun again using superfine cotton yarns on the premises and then weaved & Dyed in Lancashire. This fabric has very similar properties and is very much water repellent and weather resistent The cotton is sourced from the largest Supima cotton farm in California. The cotton bales can be tracked to the section of the field where it was grown and the date when it was picked 

Next we have the Cottonopolis MANCMAK™ in Dark Navy, with all the same details as the VENTILE® But with yellow binding, which again is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and again a testament to the finest of British Manufacturing

The Cottonoplis MANCMAK™
The Cottonoplis MANCMAK™

 Last but not least. The much loved Iconic sweatshirt, an absolute must for any ones wardobe. A heavy duty 450grms yarn dyed pre shrunk loopback 100% cotton, knitted in Leicester and again hand crafted in the old mill town of Blackburn Lancashire

The LOWRY 450grms Sweatshirt
The LOWRY 450grms Sweatshirt

Inspired by the iconic American College sweatshirts of the 1950s. Nothing fancy, just pure timelss quality and executed to perfection. You can read up about the history of this iconic peice on our blog posts on our website

The Iconic LOWRY Sweatshirt
The Iconic LOWRY Sweatshirt
The LOWRY 450gms sweatshirt
Measurement size spec in CM

I have been producing Raw Selvedge Denim & Apparel in small batches since 1987 working with some of the finest British, Japanese & Italian mills on the planet 

I do not have sales or offers with the brand, I do 2 annually special Limited Edition projects in the way of KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNS where you can get up to 35% off. Ideal for those who want something unique, high end timeless quality and produced in Limited Edition small batches, all hand crafted in the NW of ENGLAND 

KICKSTARTER

1; As times are changing constantly and with the internet full of mass manufactured products that are constantly on offers, fake branding and many others not to mention I beleive this is a new way of shopping by not going direct to the highstreet  

2; It eleminates the outragous greed of the banks and there ridiculous charges and debentures that I would have to agree too,along with the stress of it all   

3; I have eliminated all this and now able to give you, the consumer something back in return, giving you at LEAST 35% of the RRP for supporting this project and my campaigns and being able not to carry too much stock that would have to be massivley  discounted. This way I can turn around more products faster and cheaper than the Independents on the high street and keep Joe & Co® fresh with new products and also keep our integrity 

4; You are getting an exceptional quality, unique limited edition timeless product that will never be repeated 

Our prices reflect the 35 plus years of hard work & knowledge that goes into producing handcrafted goods in small numbers. This is something not heard of in this day and age where factories require minimum production runs of 300 pieces or more per style per fabric, per colour, which means in excess of 1000mts of fabric. Joe & Co® produce 50 pieces and no more than 100 pieces per style per fabric, and in some cases even less. This is quite unqiue in its own right. The beauty about this is that you can only purchase Joe & Co via our campaigns or via our website & Altrincham Market and you can be assured you will not get them anywhere else 

Testimonials:

 'When I first met Josef at Denim by Pv in Paris in 2018 it was like meeting a Northern version of me, Josef like myself has an unwavering passion for British Manufacturing, sustainability and selvedge denim, so its a real honour to be collaberating with him on his 100% Made in the UK denim line and cant wait to see the fruits of his labour'

Chris Hewitt, Hewitt Hertitage Fabric 

Joe & Co® is sustaianable, very transparent and ethical in what we do, from the location of the factories and the fabric mills we use

Last but not least, I thank you for taking time out to read about my campaign and hope you support us and Brtitish Manufacturing.... you certainly will not be dissapointed.. it's a win win for everyone involved  

This is Joe & Co® The finest of British Manufacturing in small batches 

Best 

Joe 

Risks and challenges

To overcome these risks, I make sure everything is available at the time for shipment when required and pre-book production space with our workshop.Timing and communication is a very critical part of our business
I have everything at hand in our workshops. All that is missing is the fabric
Once the project is funded, i will call in the cloth from our mills It can take anything from 2-5 days to receive the fabric. Once the fabric has been cleared at customs and arrives on the work shop floor, it will take upto 3-4 weeks to produce the garments, Once produced, the garment is then on its way to you.........This is why I allow at least 30-45 days from start to finnish... certainly worth the wait

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    BRITISH KNITTED HEAVY DUTY SWEAT

    A true heavyweight Mens & Womens 450grms yarn dyed loopback timeless classic iconic sweatshirt. Inspired by the 1950s American college sweat and refined to our own fit.

    Knitted in the UK's knitting capaital of Leicester, then handcrafted in the old mill town of Blackburn,too our own specification . This has been road tested by ourselves and is pre shrunk, therefore there will no shrinkage. A truly outstanding, exceptional,timeless piece that is essential for any one ones wardrobe and will be the test of time. Nothing fancy, just pure unequalled quality, executed to perfection
    Available in 3 colours.... Marl Grey, Olive Green & Dark Navy and comes with a Joe & Co® Organic tote bag
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    MENS BRITISH WOVEN RAW SELVEDGE DENIM

    The TURING jean....Part of our British Icon Pioneers series
    A unique pair of MENS Limited Edition 14oz British Woven White Raw Selvedge Denim jeans, woven in the foothills of Lancashire by our good freinds at Hewitt's Heritage Fabrics, one of two old 1950s Northrop shuttle looms, handcrafted in the old mill town of Blackburn Lancashire.
    UnIon Jack fully lined back pockets, Union Jack pocket bags, felled seams for a cleaner finish, chain stitch hems, hidden back pocket rivets for extra strength on the stress points, button fly with calf leather donut washers behind the button,belt loops hidden under waistbsnd for as cleaner finish
    Branded antique brass buttons, rivets and rivet pins
    Our ARKWRIGHT mid rise
    Lancashire Rose embroidered on the con pocket
    Perfect for all seasons
    Comes with a 100% Organic printed tote bag
    RRP: £260.00
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    Sizes: 32-40
    Leg lengths 33" & "36
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    WOMENS BRITISH RAW SELVEDGE DENIM

    The PANKHURST jean....Part of our British Icon Pioneers series
    A unique pair of WOMENS Limited Edition 14oz British Woven White Raw Selvedge Denim jeans, woven in the foothills of Lancashire by our good freinds at Hewitt's Heritage Fabrics, one of two old 1950s Northrop shuttle looms, handcrafted in the old mill town of Blackburn Lancashire.
    UnIon Jack fully lined back pockets, Union Jack pocket bags, felled seams for a cleaner finish, chain stitch hems, hidden back pocket rivets for extra strength on the stress points, button fly with calf leather donut washers behind the button,belt loops hidden under waistbsnd for as cleaner finish
    Branded antique brass buttons, rivets and rivet pins
    Lancashire Rose embroidered on the coin pocket
    A mid-high rise fitting
    Perfect for all seasons
    Comes with a 100% Organic printed tote bag
    RRP: £260.00
    Earlybird Price; £175.00
    Sizes: 32-40
    Leg lengths 33" & "36
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    MENS JAPANESE RAW SELVEDGE JEAN

    The ALAN jean....Part of our British Icon Pioneers series
    A unique pair of MENS Limited Edition 14oz JAPANESE Woven Red Line Raw Selvedge Denim jeans, woven on the TOYODA Shuttle loom by our good freinds over at the KURABO MILL in Japan,
    Fully lined heavy duty back pockets and pocket bags, felled seams for a cleaner finish, chain stitch hems, hidden back pocket rivets for extra strength on the stress points, button fly with calf leather donut washers behind the button
    Branded antique brass buttons, rivets and rivet pins
    Belt loops hidden under the waistband to give a cleaner finish
    A mid-high rise fiting
    Perfect for all seasons
    100% Organic printed tote bag
    RRP: £260.00
    Earlybird Price; £175.00
    Sizes: 32 - 40
    Leg lengths 33" & "36
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    WOMENS JAPANESE RAW SELVEDGE DENIM

    The EMMELINE jean....Part of our British Icon Pioneers series
    A unique pair of WOMENS Limited Edition 14oz JAPANESE Woven Red Line Raw Selvedge Denim jeans, woven on the TOYODA Shuttle loom by our good freinds over at the KURABO MILL in Japan,
    Fully lined heavy duty back pockets and pocket bags, felled seams for a cleaner finish, chain stitch hems, hidden back pocket rivets for extra strength on the stress points, button fly with calf leather donut washers behind the button
    Branded antique brass buttons, rivets and rivet pins
    Belt loops hiddenn under the waistband for a cleaner finish
    A mid - high rise fitting
    Perfect for all seasons
    100% Organic printed tote bag
    RRP: £260.00
    Earlybird Price; £175.00
    Sizes: 8-16
    Leg lengths 33" & "36
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    THE MENS COTTONOPOLIS MANCMAK™

    The Cottonopolis MANCMAK™ is another fine example of British Manufacturing, where the fine long staple luxury cotton yarns are actually spun on the premises in the old mill town of Duckinfield by English Fine Cottons, and then woven in the foothills of Holmfirth, then dyed and finshed in Bury Lancashire, before being handcrafted in the old mill town of Bolton
    This is a truly British, spun,woven,dyed and handcrafted in the NW of England rainmac.it is very much water,wind & weather repellent. The buttons are manufactured in the last of button makers in the UK from the Corozo nut.
    Joe & Co® have re designed this MAC to suit the individual who wants something pratical and timeless that will keep them warm and dry and also function as a timelss classic all year round
    Binded inside seams in yellow
    Signauture red button
    Coes with a 100% Organic printed tote bag
    RRP; £425.00
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    THE MENS VENTILE® HANDCRAFTED MANCMAK™

    This beautiful handcrafted Ventile® MANCMAK™ is a timeless & pratical single breasted raincoat, ideal for the Manchester climate
    The fabric was developed at the Shirley Institute in MANCHESTER in the 1930s and made from the finest 100% long staple cotton. It is entirlety warm, waterproof and breathable, even in extreme conditions without any coating or laminating in any way and will certainly keep you dry and warm at the same time
    The VENTILE® MANCMAK™ is hancrafted in small batches in the old mill town of Bolton in Lancashire. Joe & Co® have re designed this MAC to suit the individual who wants something praticlal and timeless that will keep them warm and dry and also function as a timelss classic all year round
    The buttons are made in the UKs only button factory from the corozo nut
    Bided inside seams in green
    siganture red button
    Comes with a 100% Organic printed tote bag
    RRP; £475.00
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