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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Shorty Long Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2015 at 9:56am
looking at the Cone Mills instagram feed, it looks like they've got some interesting things in the pipeline: shirting fabrics (already available from Tellason) and natural indigo denim are in the works
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More info on the Natural indigo project
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hollows Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 2015 at 12:27pm
Looks like typical flat cone :X
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Yep pretty underwhelming!
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Just wanted to say, sad news from the Cone Mills family... the famous red headed weave room loom operator, Mildred Bolen, has had a stroke.  She no longer works at White Oak, but a close friend of mine informed me that she suffered a stroke and is having to have a caregiver at all times at her home.  

She has been one of the few workers from the old guard that has been spotlighted and made into a celebrity during her career at White Oak.  Many loom operators from her era started their work at Cone learning every job in the weave room, and witnessed the evolution of textile fabrication from Drapers, throwing on a narrow frame producing 28-30'' fabrics (E models) to 58-60'' wider fabrics for growing demand (X2 and X3 models), and some stayed around long enough to being working on Sulzer looms 120"+ widths.  

In other news, the natural indigo denim White Oak is producing is $12.50/yard.




Edited by HudsonOallCo - 05 Aug 2015 at 5:33am
Goods with Purpose.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shorty Long Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 7:20am
is $12.50/yd reasonable? i think standard selvedge denim ranges from $10-$15, but i could be mistaken
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Peaceful thoughts to Mildred^
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shorty Long Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 10:40am
Ugh...I'm ashamed for not expressing my sympathies for Ms. Bolen's illness in my previous post. I hope she can find some comfort and happiness moving forward.
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Not sure how long this has been the case, but it appears that Cone is now selling rolls of various selvege denim and some shirting fabrics via their White Oak website:
 
 
"The White Oak Shop is Cone Denim® Mill’s exclusive online storefront offering up select styles of our premium selvage denim’s in personal-sized quantities to fellow denim enthusiasts and aspiring designers."
 
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