Denim from Cone

What kind of Denim does james stewart furniture use?

To ensure the highest quality James Stewart Furniture only uses the finest traditionally made Denim for its upholstery.

OUR upholstery denim

Cone Denim has been a leading supplier of denim fabrics to top denim apparel and furniture brands since 1891. Formed out of the entrepreneurial spirit of brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone and grounded in American heritage, Cone Denim is been synonymous with authenticity, innovation and performance.

How Denim is madE

Denim has been proudly produced by Cone since 1896. Their selvage denims are still woven on American Draper X3 fly shuttle looms from the 1940s. Fabrics woven on these vintage looms contain a depth and dimension that is completely unique.

The vintage aspect of these looms combined with the fact that these machines sit on the original turn of the century wood floors, creates a rhythm and motion that is uniquely woven into these fabrics.

Their denim experts, some of whom have run these same machines for as many as 50 years, are committed to providing well crafted fabrics, which combine heritage with the latest advances in technology.

In the original shuttle weaving process, a small bobbin of yarn is carried inside a shuttle that travels back and forth across the loom. Since the yarn is not cut after each weft insertion, the tightly bound edge cannot unravel. If used as part of a garment, it will maintain its integrity throughout the life of the garment.


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