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NY Denim Hangs Podcast

NY Denim Hangs Podcast

By NYDenimHangs
NY Denim Hangs is a grassroots community organization in New York City that was founded to bring denim lovers together. The purpose of the NY Denim Hangs Podcast is to pull the curtain back on the global denim industry and share the stories of the people that comprise it. We take you beyond the denim to present the mills, makers, manufacturers and marketers in a series of “mini hangs” that we hope will educate, inform and inspire our community.


Follow us on Instagram at @nydenimhangs. All welcome. Come hang.
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EP:8 John Michael: The Daily Chore

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EP:1 Eric John and Jason Howe: Introduction
In this first ever episode, Eric and Jason discuss who they are, what NY Denim Hangs is and why - with busy jobs and parental responsibilities - they decided to start a podcast.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/nydenimhangs/ https://www.instagram.com/fitted.underground/ https://www.instagram.com/happyvalleyoutfitters/
11:16
October 27, 2020
EP:2 Charles Miller: CMBD
One of the superheroes of the denim industry, Charles is an active duty soldier in the US Army, husband, father and serial entrepreneur who is building one of the most exciting US raw denim brands today. We get his take on how he balances it all.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/cmbdenim/ https://www.charlesmillerbrand.com/
46:47
October 27, 2020
EP:3 Ryan Andes: Finely Wrought
Ryan is the founder of Finely Wrought in Brooklyn NY, where he makes leather goods, specialty hardware and jewelry. He is also a highly accomplished actor who shares with us a spooky good Christopher Walken impersonation.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/finelywrought/ https://finely-wrought.com/
58:09
October 27, 2020
EP:4 Ramell Frederick: Tattoo’d Cloth
Ramell is a denim repair specialist, embroidery artist and longtime denim head. He is also the earliest members of NY Denim Hangs. We catch up with the artist from his home in downtown Brooklyn.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/tattoodcloth/ https://www.tattoodcloth.com/
39:45
October 27, 2020
EP:5 Mark McMillan: Northern Grade
Mark is the founder of Northern Grade, a long term retail popup and platform based in NY for brands that are manufactured in the U.S. In this episode, Mark imparts his commercial wisdom about how to make it in retail in one of the toughest markets in the world.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/northerngrade/
50:07
October 27, 2020
EP:6 Holly Brown: Clockworks Press
Holly is a Brooklyn-based artist and printmaker who has been developing collagraphy for two decades and repurposing denim since 2016. She balances being an entrepreneur with a full time job and her family. We discuss her latest project, the W28 Tote, and hear her thoughts on being a member of NY Denim Hangs.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/clockworkspress/ https://www.clockworkspressco.com/
46:25
October 27, 2020
EP:7 Christian McCann: Left Field NYC
Christian is the founder of Left Field NYC based in Ridgewood, Queens and is an industry veteran of over 25 years. We get his take on what it means to be an American brand, not taking shortcuts and doing the hard work, day in and day out.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/leftfieldnyc/ https://leftfieldnyc.com/
58:08
October 27, 2020
EP:8 John Michael: The Daily Chore
John Michael is a denim photographer and graphic designer. He is also a long time denim head, lifelong New Yorker and influencer. We discuss his formative years in break dancing, get his take on where to shop raw denim in NYC and hear his thoughts on building your capsule collection.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/thedailychore/ http://www.johnarcella.com/
51:33
October 27, 2020
EP:9 Eric Goldstein: From RRL to Jean Shop
With one of the most extensive backgrounds in raw denim, Eric has done it all. From RRL to Gap to starting his own brand in Jean Shop and even having an HBO series based on his life, we track the evolution of the denim industry through Eric’s background in Part I of our conversation with this denim icon.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/ericgoldstein/
49:59
October 27, 2020
EP:10 Eric Goldstein: Vidalia Mills
In Part II of our conversation with Eric, we discuss how he found his way to Vidalia Mills, the next great selvedge denim mill in the United States. In what is sure to become denim folklore in the United States, we hear how he saved dozens of old Draper X3 shuttle looms from the recently closed Cone Mills plant in North Carolina.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/ericgoldstein/ https://www.instagram.com/vidaliamills/
39:49
October 27, 2020
EP:11 RAW: An Honest Conversation on Race from Voices in the Raw Denim Community
In this moment of national reflection, Eric moderates a panel of Black voices in the denim industry to reflect on some of the challenges Black people face within the industry and in America today.  Hosts: Eric John and Jason Howe - Music credit: Lobo Loco - Intro credit: Ryan Andes https://www.instagram.com/fitted.underground/ https://www.instagram.com/cmbdenim/ https://www.instagram.com/lefthandtwill/ https://www.instagram.com/naaalie_jay/ https://www.instagram.com/cityworkshopmsc/ https://www.instagram.com/dumbodime/
48:26
September 13, 2020