Speakers

SEPTEMBER 12TH 2020

12pm UK-INTRO

We will be kicking off with a quick intro from myself (Amanda @23oz.indigo ) and Ben ( @clobbercalm )

12.05 UK-AMETORA AUTHOR W.DAVID MARX

“Ametora is a Japanese abbreviation for ‘American traditional,’ and the term in Japan is used to mean essentially Ivy League/East Coast preppy styles,” explains W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style, a brilliant overview of how the country adopted, reinvented and ultimately revolutionised American menswear. This book is one of the most recognised and respected within the denim community. Author David will be treating us to a presentation and a Q&A session along with moderator Thomas from Denimhunters. Make sure you have your questions ready.

1.00PM UK-BEHIND THE SCENES WITH NAKED AND FAMOUS

These guys are leaders of denim innovation as well as masters in rare and raw Japanese Denim which is proudly Made in Canada. They have devoted all of their resources to sourcing the world’s best fabric and turning it into awesome jeans and they will be telling us all about it.

2.00PM UK-ASIA DENIM HANG

A chance for anyone wanting to hang out with the local denim community in AISA. Spread the word with your the local hangs and meet up on this zoom. Be sure to drop in and widen your denim fam and catch up with your fellow denim friends.

3.00PM UK-MULTI BRAND RETAILERS

A great retail experience can change the way you buy and wear clothes as well as how you feel in them. Multi brand retailers face many challenges, whether it’s bricks and mortar stores or online presences. Stocking the right brands is vital as well as providing a top level customer service while still running the day to day business and having a life. Ben @clobbercalm will be joined by Rudy from @sonofastag, Neil from @standardandstrange and Christopher from @meadowweb talking everything life, retail and denim. Great chance to meet the people behind these awesome stores.

4.00PM UK-SELVEDGE SISTERS CHAT

Amanda @23oz.indigo will be gathering a small collection of the selvedge sisters community to chat denim, brands, making and anything in-between. Tune in to see convo with…Cat from @nuadhdenim, Sonia from @sonisone, Niamh from @nemcee, Janelle @whiteweft , Aashita @punah.co, Eve from @_itsevey 

5.00PM UK-UPDATE FROM SWISS JEANSFREAK

Ruedi @swissjeansfreak is embedded in the denim community, he is the founder of The Jeans Museum, the only brand-independent museum for heavily faded denim. It is currently home to over 14.000 jeans and denim jackets. All naturally faded. Ruedi showed us round his collection and chatted with us at the last denim hang so this time we are going to check in with him and see how our friend is doing. Also chat about what he has been up to since the last hang. Cant wait to see how he has got on with his denim sorting and grading.

6.00PM UK-POST-COVID DENIM CONSUMER WITH DENIMDUDES

World events have definitely had an effect on many of us over this year and it has been changing and inspiring the way people buy and what they want to invest in. We are honoured to have the awesome Amy @denimdudes with us discussing the post-covid denim consumer and their evolving needs as they reconsider the value and values associated with the garments they buy. Joining the chat will be Giulio Miglietta, Bespoke Design & Chainstitch Embroidery @g_miglietta and Jamie @orangepancakes the owner of the incredible vintage store @raggedythreads. There will be chance for Q&A so don’t miss your chance to ask these amazing people your burning questions on this really interesting topic.

7.00PM UK-JOE & CO THE BRAND JOURNEY

Join Ben @clobbercalm to dig into the brand and the man behind @Joeandcodenim the northern dry goods company. Joe has had a long history in the clothing business and has had an interesting journey that saw his business grow to a big brand then Joe took the conscious decision to scale down to a small raw denim brand that does not follow fashion or chase the latest trends but does dedicate itself to the tradition of the highest quality of design, attention to detail, craftsmanship, a tradition that made MANCHESTER & the NW of England, where the brand is based, famous for textile and manufacturing all over the world.

8.00PM UK-EUROPE DENIM HANG

A chance for all the European denim lads and lasses out there to meet up virtually. Our very own Ben @clobbercalm will be hosting an interesting discussion with a great panel @longjohn_denimblog @kellouhar @cee.are.dee around the subject of…’What is an influencer in 2020?’ The job, role and definition of an influencer is evolving all the time. Has the world events changed the responsibilities of an influencer and has our attitudes towards them changed? What are your thoughts…should be be a great meet up and interesting chat so throw on your raws, grab a cold one and join us.

9.00PM UK-PODCASTERS PANEL

With all the podcasts out there there is still only a few that are killing it in the denim and workwear community. Ben @clobbercalm , a fellow podcaster, has gathered a few of the best to learn more about the people behind these great listens and what drives and inspires them. Great to have all these great speakers in one panel…Nick @garmology & @welldresseddad, Thomas @denimhunters, Mike @gritandkin, Adam & Albert @virvulnerabilisvir and David @sonsofselvedge

10PM UK-STORY OF VIAPIANA CUSTOM DENIM

Ben @viapiana_custom_denim is a true craftsman who has extensive knowledge of both making and using older machines.  ‘Viapiana’s products are for those that embrace the time and passion put into the work preparing a piece for purchase. Whether you are custom ordering, remember that with each Viapiana piece, you can find a quality craft that lasts wear upon wear, season upon season, and year upon year.’ Ben @clobbercalm will be having a Q&A session to find out the story behind this incredible brand.

11.00PM UK-WEST/CENTRAL USA DENIM HANG BINGO

Are you missing your local denim hang groups, this is a great chance to hang out with the local denim community in WEST/CENTRAL USA @ladenimhangs @denimhangsnyc @sedenimhangs. Back by popular demand the awesome Jess @thepoorwillway ,who is an amazing maker and valuable member of the denim community, will be hosting another epic denim bingo session. This was one of the highlights from the last hang so make sure you don’t miss it. We can’t wait.

SEPTEMBER 13TH 2020

12AM UK-EAST USA DENIM HANG

Are you in EAST USA? Hang out with the local denim community hosted by Albert @upstateguystyle , Dave @ruggedworkwear & Lucas @mr_supercooper . We are hoping all the local hangs will join @nydenimhangs @dcdenimhangs @chicagodenimhangs so be sure to drop in and widen your denim fam or catch up with your fellow denim friends.

1.00AM UK-CHAT WITH BIG DUDE IN DENIM

Our global denim community comes in all shapes and sizes and we welcome and celebrate that. Michael @bigdudeindenim describes himself as “Big Dude who wears selvedge denim, boots and heritage workwear. Hoping to inspire and inform other.” Ben @clobbrcalm will be chatting with Michael to found out more about what it means to be a big dude in the world of denim as well as catching up on his love for coffee, bourbon and cigars.

2.00AM UK-DENIM HEALTH & WELLBEING WITH CMBD & DCDENIMHANGS

The global community is big denim family and hopefully it can be a place where people can feel supported and in turn support each other. During challenging times its not always easy to reach so having somewhere to share, whether its feelings or just an awesome outfit, can be a great help.   Charles @cmbdenim will be chatting denim health and mental and physical health with @dcdenimhangs.

3.00AM UK-CMBLADY RAW & FRIENDS

Tara @cmbladyraw is at the start of her denim journey and it has been great to see her embrace the denim community and explore the challenges and advantages of high quality raw jeans especially when it comes to fits and whats available for women. Along with Emily @_aroseforemily they will be discussing the denim journey and the relationship with your jeans while also chatting life, wellbeing and everything in-between.

4.00AM UK-ONE MAN BRAND ENCAMPMENTCO

The Encampment Company is a one man denim brand started in a cabin in Wyoming and is now based in Tempe, Arizona. The founder Mike used to ride freight trains around the United States for a while and that’s when he first started thinking about making clothes.  ‘These products are all made by me in my own shop where I can serial-killer-like obsess over their details. I hang them on hooks and poke them with needles. These clothes are my absolute obsession and I’m very proud to offer them to you.’ Mike will be telling us more about his journey and what drives him so tune in to find out more about the man behind this incredible brand.

5.00AM UK-SAMURAI JEANS FOUNDER TORU NOGAMI

Dave @japanalogue_official will be sitting down with legendary denim boss Toru Nogami @samuraijeans to bring us an insight in to this coveted Osaka-based denim brand. Years after numerous brands had swept the Japanese denim scene in the late seventies and early eighties Nogami-san’s Samurai jeans began to take the raw denim world by storm, first making cuts inspired by vintage Levi’s jeans. Beginning with a relatively heavy weight denim of 15oz, graduating to a 17oz denim. Nogami-san has since created jeans made of 21oz and even 24oz denim with a meticulous attention to detail. These jeans are warriors exactly as the name suggests. This will be a rare chance to get inside knowledge so make sure you check it out.

6.00AM UK-JEAN FINISHING WITH TCB

The team at TCB will be treating us to a demo of the finish stages of a jean. Tune in to check out their set up, factory and how they work. Watch to see if the famous TCB cat makes an appearance.

7.00AM UK-FULL COUNT FOUNDER MIKI TSUJITA

Mikiharu founder of @fullcount_official will be letting us in to the story of this iconic brand known for its long japanese history and  heavy weights. Their early use of Zimbabwean cotton in their denim production has ensured the jeans are sturdy and soft making it a favourite in the denim community as well as being a serious bit of kit. Dave @japanalogue_official will be digging deep with this legend so dont miss your chance to hear from a founding member of the Osaka 5.

8.00AM UK-SHOP TALK WITH MIRKA & FRIENDS

Mirka @thislittlebirddecidedtofly has much experience within the denim community through working in denim/ruggedwear retail. She’s gathered a group of colleagues and brilliant creatives, who also work in the industry, to share their experiences and discuss the highs, lows and motivations behind working in the denim world. The panel line up is definitely not one to miss…@kerstin.neumuller, @shungacowgirl, @miriamethel and @harmonyhendrickx

9.00AM UK-GDH & CHILDRENS CHARITY 

We at the Global denim hang team are holding this event for the love of the community and to bring us all together, there is no money involved. All the speakers have very kindly agreed to give there time and experiences for free and you can watch at home for no fee so we thought why not use this opportunity to raise money and help out people that are in need of support. Ben @clobbercalm is speaking with @savethechildren about their charity and why we have chosen to support this worthy cause. ‘We invest in childhood – every day, in times of crisis, & for our future. We have had lots of very generous donations from many brands and makers that we are using to raise money, in the form of a raffle, for this amazing organisation. If you would like to support and help and good cause raffle tickets are available from the link on our website.

10AM UK-THE AKKA DENIM JOURNEY

Miles @akkadenim has a lot to pack in to his hour as he has a few decades working in the denim industry. He will be sharing his experiences, from his days at Evisu and Oki-ni working with the original japanese denim masters to his one of kind next gen sustainability work not to mention their original archive pieces he will be showing. And not forgetting the story behind the birth of akka, a Direct To Consumer brand which is supporting children’s charities to give back. Miles has also created an incredible limited edition bandana for Global Denim Hang to celebrate our second Hang. A unique bespoke joint collab designed by Global Denim Hang and akka. “We wanted to created something that made people feel good about what they wore”, says Miles, “not just because it looked good but because it was produced ethically and gave back to children in need.”

11AM UK-UNITED OVERALLS AND HEWITT DENIM

Founder and owner Tom @unitedoverallsco is on a journey to make the best UK denim and for the past two years he has been striving to make the highest quality denim jeans constructed in North London using English Woven Selvedge Denim. This is where Chris @hewitt.heritage.fabrics comes in, together with his partner Mill in Lancashire UK they weave beautiful selvedge denim on two 1950s Blackburn Northrop Shuttle looms. These looms produce a fabric which is unique and full of character. Tom has been using this UK woven denim for his brand and he will be chatting with Chris to give us the inside story about his brand and the collab with Hewitt heritage fabrics. As if this couldn’t get better…but wait for it…there will be a dingbats picture quiz at the end for our enjoyment.