Dawson Denim’s mission is to create the best workwear they can using their 15 years of working with denim. All of their products are made at their specialist workshop in Brighton, on the south coast of England.
Kelly and Scott cut and sew each piece individually using a combination of sewing techniques and machines from a single stitch Juki to a recently purchased Union special 43200G hemmer. Trying to keep the manufacturing processes original to make these historically influenced garments; which are “Dawson’s” first group of workwear.
Each piece comes with a “log book” inspired by the same document from the golden age of motoring. This log book entitles the owner to a service in the first six months when any wear and tear created in this time will be repaired by hand here in the workshop.
They use Red line Selvedge from Japan, the red in Selvedge was introduced around the 1930’s to denote the highest quality. The mill they work with is family run and is over 100 years old.
Kelly’s background is pure denim design and management, Scott’s is mid-century furniture restoration and sourcing. Both are Denimheads, but they also love vintage motoring riding 1950’s Lambretta and Vespa’s. Their logo is a magneto lever or cheese head screw found in all pre – 1960’s motorcycles. They’re often found at Goodwood revival and vintage record shops.