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Meet the Brand: Just Black Denim, Made in L.A.

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Meet the Brand: Just Black Denim, Made in L.A.

Premium Denim Staples. Iconic Fits.  As makers of handcrafted denim in the USA, we believe that honest quality, good value, and exceptional comfort are all essential in creating the perfect product.  Our mission is to cultivate a community of inclusivity and stay dedicated to our goal of local US manufacturing.  Every pair of our jeans are made locally in Los Angeles, placing Just Black Denim apart from the rest.  Asian-Owned Family Business Just Black Denim is a multi-generational family owned business. Christine Chung, VP of Sales & Marketing is the face of the brand and is spearheading its growth into the future....

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What to do in the Catskills

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What to do in the Catskills

The best spots for exploring and adventures in the Catskill Mountains    The Catskill Mountain region of upstate NY has a rich history and is one of the best places for exploring nature, landmarks, boutique shopping and farm to table dining. The legendary mountains and lush forests hold breathtaking views and boundless adventures. You can take a dip in a secret swim hole, chase some waterfalls, go antique or boutique shopping in a small quaint village and enjoy craft beers on tap, all in the same day. It's also great for skiing and snowboarding in the winter months. Below are some of our favorite...

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Woodstock NY Travel Guide

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Woodstock NY Travel Guide

Our Favorites: Weekend Guide to Woodstock Now an eternal symbol of all things peace, love, and rock and roll (thanks to the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969), Woodstock is a small town in New York’s Catskill region that is home to artists, musicians and spiritual seekers.  So if you are planning a trip to the Hudson Valley region then this local's guide on what to see, eat and do is for you.   Because in Woodstock, you’ll find tons of interesting things to see, including eclectic art galleries, unique boutiques, delicious restaurants, exciting hiking trails, and vivacious outdoor markets – all of which...

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What Is the Ancient Technique of Block Printing?

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What Is the Ancient Technique of Block Printing?

What Is the Ancient Technique of Block Printing?   Block printing is a relief printing technique that uses a carved material (typically wood, linoleum, or rubber) to transfer ink onto fabric or paper. The block serves as a stamp, with the final product resulting in a mirror image of the carving. Woodblock prints can range from small images intended to be repeated in a pattern to large works of art that require a large printing press to print. In the past, these were also used to print entire books. Depending on the size of the knife and the quality of...

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Meet the Designer: Ophelia & Indigo, Ethically Sourced Indian Printed Cotton

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Meet the Designer: Ophelia & Indigo, Ethically Sourced Indian Printed Cotton

Thoughtful Production  We want to create beautiful, well-made, well-priced clothes with minimal waste and environmental impact. It was essential to us when we began O & I that we found a trusted manufacturing partner who shared our values and worked in an ethical and sustainable way.  We are producing small-runs of each collection to minimize wastage and designing made-to-last pieces with a timeless quality that can be worn year after year.    Collaboration and Community   A vital component for us is to work with and support like-minded creative people. We have had incredible support from our local community and friends...

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