Established in 2005, Kicking Mule Workshop quickly rose to the top of wish lists of fabric designers, denim nerds, and menswear enthusiasts alike. Still an underground label, Kicking Mule Workshop approaches denim production with the utmost respect for tradition. Zimbabwean cotton yarn is dyed using the labor intensive, classic rope dyeing technique involving a series of dips into indigo vats followed by sun drying (dipped 19 times). While most jeans makers today use right-hand twill denim, KMW denim is made in a selvedge 13.5 oz. left-hand twill. KMW fabric is woven on pre WWII American built wooden shuttle looms. The subtle imperfections and irregularities in KMW denim are there for you to expose, over time, as the fabric ages with each wear and wash. This from KMW
"There is a particular magic that happens when you combine indigo, cotton, and the five-pocket jean. It's a little bit chemistry, a little bit craft, and a little bit imagination of what it will become after days and weeks of wear. That is the special nature of denim that we try to nurture."