Inside the Factory (Jeans)

Inside The Factory jeans

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.