About The Encampment Company
The Encampment Company is my two-hand denim brand that I started in a cabin in Wyoming and is now based in Tempe, Arizona. I make selvedge jeans, waxed canvas jackets, and selvedge jackets for anyone who wants one and I have been at it since 2015. I used pretty old machines and they produce seams that look different than the ones you get from a department store.
Before the Encampment Company
Before Encampment I rode freight trains around the United States for a while and that’s when I first started to think about making clothes. At first it was just for me but soon the obsession of sewing and making new and better things took over. When I landed back in Wyoming I began to fill a small cabin with sewing machines in need of repair.
Over the next two years I rebuilt machines and learned to pattern denim and waxed canvas jackets. Each machine came with a new purpose and each machine allowed me to expand my skills as the best machine repairman in the woods as well as a clothing manufacturer. When the room was full of machines I moved everything into town and officially launched Encampment.
Photos from travels between 2013 and 2015.