Check out this amazing lady, Chris Ellsberg, an over 80 year old lady, who still is spunky and preppy enough to work at the Raleigh Denim + Workshop as a pattern maker.
Chris is 82 years old and she works at the workshop every morning Monday through Friday. A full fledged part time job – developing and making patterns with Victor Lytvinenko, who is one of the owners and creators at Raleigh.
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Raleigh Denim Workshop is a very dedicated and family owned denim brand based in North Carolina. They specialize in selvedge denim, and also produce women’s selvedge jeans with a tiny bit of stretch for more comfort.
Raleigh just recently did a collaboration of a pair of selvedge jeans with stretch for Kate Spade, and they had sent me a pair to try out. I am totally loving the edginess, the dark, raw wash – it’s so cool to be standing out from the maze of distressed, ripped and bleached skinnies, and best of all: These jeans, in time, will become my personal distressed pair, bespoke by me, myself, with all the fading at the exact right places.