Dawson Denim began in 2012 with a desire to create a collection of British Made Selvedge Workwear employing traditional techniques of manufacture with unique and considered design. In short, to make clothes that we dreamed of owning ourselves that will age better with time. Each piece is made to order from our workshop in Hove, on the South Coast of England.
At Dawson Denim quality is paramount. They believe the devil is in the detail, which starts with the fabric. They use Japanese selvedge denim, woven and dyed in Okayama, Japan. They have personally sourced a selection of mills specifically for their rare qualities.
Of course, it isn’t enough for them to just use the best fabrics, they have over the past few years collected original 1950’s sewing machines like the Union Special famed for its ability to sew heavyweight fabrics. These machines are rare. It’s these machines that create their unique handwriting which can’t be replicated on modern sewing machines or mass manufactured goods. The finish is truly authentic.
Their goods take time to produce, with a lot of care and attention. They cut all our own patterns in house by hand using original techniques. Their leather patches are cut by hand, which are also branded using a branding iron we made. Each item is numbered and they sign each piece. They pay just as much attention to the packaging as the garment itself.
Each piece is made to order from their workshop in Hove, on the South Coast of England.