the denim manual by fashionary

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The most comprehensive Denim book covering history, denim fabric, design, washing and care.

A complete collection of denim fabrics, washes, and terms.

Easy to understand, with over 700 illustrations and photos.

Covers insiders’ knowledge and tips to help you become a denim expert.

Size: 14cm (W) x 21cm (H) x 3.3cm (D)

Cover: Hard-cover

Paper: 158 gsm Premium Paper

Page: 208

The Most Comprehensive Book for the Denim Industry

The Denim Manual covers every aspect of the denim industry including history, fabric, design, washes and care. It also explores the technical processes and terms that are unique to the industry, and includes many insider tips and insights. This timeless encyclopedia will immerse you in the world of denim, so you may understand and appreciate its meaning, its history, its value, and the fascinating stories behind it.

Denim Wash Library

Denim is a unique fabric. Its versatility means you can create endless possibilities with the washing process. The Wash Library illustrates and explains dry, wet, chemical and mechanical processes, so you can learn how to produce many different styles, looks and special effects.

A True Understanding of Denim

Denim is a complex and special fabric with a rich historical and cultural heritage. In this comprehensive book, you will discover the meaning and value of denim throughout history and acquire lots of practical knowledge, expertise and terminology in a concise manner.

A Complete Collection of Denim Fabric

The Denim Manual contains one of the world’s most complete denim libraries to show you all the characteristics of the fabric and ways to identify and apply them. With the assistance of experts and industry insiders, the book will guide you through the terminology used in the denim industry.

3 x 1 twill denim vs. 2 x 1 twill denim

Sanforized vs. Unsanforized

Ring denim vs. OE denim

Natural Indigo vs. Synthetic Indigo

And much more…

Raw Denim Cover

The fabric used on the cover is a reactive-dyed denim, to prevent unnecessary fading. The white paint of the title represents the effect of white printing on denim pockets. And the edge of the book is foiled with copper inspired by the metal studs used on denim garments.


Founded in 2008, Fashionary is the best-selling fashion sketchbook, a practical tool for professionals who are working at all levels of the fashion industry. The name originated from “Fashion + Dictionary + Diary”.