Inside the Factory (Jeans)

Inside The Factory jeans
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Gregg Wallace explores the production of Welsh jeans at Hiut’s facilities in Italy and Wales, uncovering the process of denim creation and its transformation into globally cherished trousers.

In a parallel journey, Cherry Healey investigates the origins of the common zip at a specialised factory. She also visits a denim company’s research centre to observe sustainable methods of ageing denim, giving new jeans a vintage appearance.

Historian Ruth Goodman delves into the lesser-known figures who significantly influenced jeans design and examines the intriguing history of indigo dye.

Inside the Factory airs on BBC Two on Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 9:00PM.

The episode is the third from the show’s eighth series.