Sugar Cane, for many the ultimate denim brand, now has an official European Distributor, Hash Clothing. visit: http://www.sugarcanejeans.co.uk Sugar Cane Jeans are uniquely Japanese denim made from â€” you guessed it- sugar cane. For many years, Sugar Cane Jeans were a ferociously guarded Japanese secret but today the brand is attracting global attention. Interestingly, Sugar Cane prefer to use the vintage term â€˜dungareesâ€™ in preference to the term â€˜jeansâ€™ to describe their product: â€œThe word â€˜jeansâ€™ has become the vernacular for faux denim fashion wear that masquerades as the tough, classic waist overalls history made famous.â€ ORIGINAL SUGAR CANE DENIM FABRIC Sugar Cane Jeans are constructed of fibres derived from the plant that gave rise to the brand name SUGAR CANE. Sugar is made from sugar cane, which seems simple enough, but not everyone knows that sugar cane and its byproducts contain essential amino acids and enzymes necessary to fuel and rejuvenate our bodies. Likewise, byproducts from sugar cane are used to fuel automobiles in Brazil in order to have a less harmful impact on the environment rather than found in burned fuels of a purely fossil origin. Following these facts in a rather philosophical approach, the textile specialists at Sugar Cane were the first in the world to produce a selvage denim fabric made from woven cotton yarns and sugar cane fibres . WHAT MAKES OUR JAPANESE DENIM DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS? Sugar Cane original vintage denim jeans were developed from the accumulated results of more than 20 years of research and experience of vintage jeans reproduction. The features of our jeans are that they do not resemble any other pair of manufacturer â€™ s jeans. The jeans we make are based on â€˜ 5 Pocket Denim pants with rivets â€™ that the great forerunners made but are not just a copy of their external appearance . Sugar Cane Jeans are cut from original and truly outstanding Japanese selvage denim. Japanese selvage denim is arguably the finest in the world and is made on old style shuttle looms rather than modern projectile looms. In simple terms this means that the cross thread goes back and forth during the weaving process. Modern looms shoot each cross thread through individually, hence the edge of the cloth is frayed rather than clean. No shuttle looms have been made for over 40 years as they can only make cloth about 30 inches wide whereas projectile looms can make cloth 60 inches or even wider for much less money.