Gilded Age products are carefully handcrafted utilizing old machinery and methods of construction, which gives them a unique aged old look and natural feel as well as an imperfect and weathered appearance. Extensive handwork and detailing compares their garments favorably to any in the marketplace.

In the process of creating their collection Gilded Age uses some of the oldest machinery that is still used in industrial production as well as some of the oldest natural dyes known to man. Volcanic mud dye, parchment, natural charcoal, tea, logwood, Japanese Alder and natural indigo are some of the dyes used in variety of Gilded Age's garments.

In the early 19th century, the South became the world’s major producer of raw cotton, while the North embraced the Industrial Revolution utilizing deep seaports and building industries along the East Coast. The Northeast became the industrial power house of America.

In a relatively short period of time, new textile mills started to emerge in New England helped by low cost cotton gin and low production cost stemming from the influx of immigrant workers.

The production of new textiles, such as jean and denim, became one of the fastest growing industries. Denim proved to be very durable and resilient to wear, and became the fabric of choice for dungarees and jackets for great multitudes of factory workers, miners and farmers as America expanded westward. As denim became a fabric of greater importance, mills across New England with their new looms, spinning machines and new indigo dying processes became leaders in the industry, producing some of the best denim known at the time.

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