I discovered Raleigh Denim through Tom Fishburn's "Mission Statement" blog post that Scott forwarded me. Founded by a young couple with no experience in denim manufacturing, Raleigh Denim has really managed to ride the wave of artisinal high end jeans. They have a really inspiring story of a locally made and sourced product that they've managed to develop into a thriving business. Now if only I could convince myself that $275 for a pair of jeans is worth it because it will help a business and they will last forever.
Raleigh Denim: Handcrafted in North Carolina | UNC-TV from David Huppert on Vimeo.
Scene's from the Raleigh Denim workshop (from their website):