Huston Textile Co.

Huston Textile Co.


A LITTLE BIT OF. 50/50. 50/50. THINK OF IT AS FARM TO FABRIC. YES. IT IS HOUSTON TEXTILE COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN HIGH QUALITY AND SMALL BATCH CLOTH REMINISCENT OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF TEXTILE. ASHLEY WILLIAMS IS LIVE WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT THE COMPANY. HEY, ASH. Reporter: HI, GUYS. GOOD MORNING. FIRST OF ALL, HAPPY NATIONAL DENIM DAY. I KNOW YOU ARE ROCKING THAT JEAN JACKET TODAY AND I BELIEVE YOU GUYS ARE WEARING JEANS BUT HOW COOL IS THIS? TAKE A LOOK AROUND. IT IS A FACTORY IN THE HEART OF SACRAMENTO THAT MAKES THEIR OWN DENIM. I’M REALLY EXCITED TO TALK TO YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS. NOW, IT ALL STARTED WITH THEIR PASSION FOR VINTAGE MACHINERY. WE ARE GOING TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IN THIS FACTORY RIGHT HERE, BUT ALSO, YOU GUYS, TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS, HOUSTON TEXTILE, THEY ARE THE LAST COMPANY MAKING SALVAGED DENIM IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ALSO JUST GOT A GRANT FROM LEVIS FOR THIS FACTORY. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO MEET THE OWNERS HERE, RYAN AND CAT, THANK YOU FOR LETTING US COME IN TODAY. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. Reporter: THIS IS LIKE A HIDDEN GEM IN SACRAMENTO. NOW, WE GET A TOUR, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU ALL DO REGULARLY. PEOPLE LIKE TO COME IN AND SEE ALL THESE MACHINES. BUT TELL ME, HOW DID YOU INITIALLY START THIS COMPANY? WE STARTED IT WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO CARRY OUR KIDS AND WE COULDN’T REALLY FIND WHAT WE WANTED MADE IN THE U.S. SO WE FIGURED WE WOULD MAKE IT OURSELVES. Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT THE PROCESS. WE ARE SEEING ALL THESE MACHINES. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK, ACTUALLY, IF YOU WANT TO WALK THAT WAY. THESE GREEN MACHINES ARE FROM THE 1950s. NOW, PEOPLE MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT’S THE USE OF USING A MACHINE FROM THE 1950s VERSUS A MACHINE MAYBE MADE LAST YEAR? THE DIFFERENCE IS THE AESTHETICS SO THE SALVAGE OF THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THEM IS FINISHED SO IT DOESN’T UNRAVEL WHEREAS MODERN MACHINERY IT’S OPEN ANDFRAYED. Reporter: TELL ME ABOUT THE BLUE MACHINES BECAUSE THEY ARE EQUALLY VINTAGE. THEY ARE FROM THE 1980s AND MADE BY TOYOTA, THE SAME COMPANY THAT MAKES TOYOTA THE CARS. THEY STARTED OFF AS A LOOM MAKER BEFORE THEY STARTED MAKING CARS. WOW. Reporter: I SAW A GARDEN OUTSIDE AND THE GARDEN SAID THIS IS THE DYE THAT WE USE FOR OUR DENIM. YOU IN FACT MAKE THE DYE HERE IN-HOUSE? WE ACTUALLY USE IT FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES FOR WHAT WE CONSUME, WE COULDN’T MAKE ENOUGH IN THAT LITTLE GARDEN SO — Reporter: IT IS A SMALL GARDEN, THAT’S TRUE. SO IT’S MORE TO SHOW PEOPLE NATURAL DYES AND NATURAL DYE STUFF. Reporter: IN TERMS OF THE GRANT YOU RECEIVED FROM LEVIS, ONE OF THE BIGGEST DENIM MAKERS IN THE WORLD, TELL ME HE ABOUT THAT. WE GOT A GRANT, A CLASH GRANT — BASICALLY TO GET CALIFORNIA COTTON THAT’S GROWN THAT THE FARMLAND SEQUESTERS CARBON INTO THE GROUND. Reporter: I’M SURE PEOPLE LOVE IT, RIGHT? A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE IT, YEAH. THEY ARE FINICKY MACHINES TO WORK ON. Reporter: COMING UP IN THE NEXT HOUR, WE ARE GOING TO LEARN EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE SEEING, HOW THIS IS WORKING AND MAYBE I CAN DO — OR MAYBE GET A LITTLE HANDS ON, IN POSSIBLE, HOW DOES THAT SOUND? SOUNDS GOOD. Reporter: HOW COOL IS THAT? ALSO IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A TOUR, ALL THE INFORMATION WILL BE LINKED TO OUR WEBSITE, [email protected] I THINK THEY HAVE A BIG TOUR COMING UP ON MAY 3rd. THAT’S THE NEXT CHANCE YOU CAN COME IN AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THEY DO HERE IN HOUSTON. BACK OVER TO YOU. I LOVE THAT. I HAD NO IDEA.

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