Dutch heritage in Jesper Remmerswaal jeans project
The Netherlands have an extraordinary rich heritage in the textile sector, but it’s also famous for its floral patrimony. Jesper Remmerswaal combined these two and created Tulp Jeans.
In his room the passion for raw denim, the secrets of the blue fabric, the design and construction of jeans grew so much that he was able to procure an old industrial sew machine to practice; then, it started the fascination for the allure of denim and vintage sewing machines. The aim was to put the typical Dutch flavor into a pair of jeans but combined with Japanese denim, sourced the Collect Mill, same mill as Momotaro’s denim (though he has also expanded recently into experimentation with American denim).
Minimum of 14oz denim, sturdy canvas, rivets in an old fashion way, manually hammered by hand: these the leitmotivs of Mr. Remmerswaal who, year after year, has collected a small but impressive collection of industrial sewing machines, giving the jeans the authentic touch that many denim heads strive for.
“The market for jeans is very big in the Netherlands. Wearing raw denim is increasingly beginning to grow. I think that for the raw denim lovers, smaller jeans brands who design until the final result with passion are more appreciated than big ones that are produced in an industrial way in factories” he said.