A name that sounds familiar to denimheads all over the world. And that’s not surprising; to this day Cone Mills is one of the biggest denim manufacturers in the world.

It was founded in 1891 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Moses and Cesar Cone. The company began as a wholesale grocer. A few years after opening, the Cone brothers began weaving cloth.

In 1915 Cone Mills began supplying Levi’s with the famous XX denim, and a few years later Cone had become the exclusive denim supplier for the 501.

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