2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #47
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Blue Jeans Like Granddad Used To Wear Handmade One Pair At A Time
Jeans makers Doug and Elaine Haga of Monmouth, Ore., know a thing or two about good, old-fashioned quality.
  The Hagas take orders from all over the world for their durable, handmade jeans that they call “the toughest work jeans in America.” Customers must agree, because demand for their product has been growing since they first started the business, “Pedee Jeans,” in 1983.
  Named for their small community, Pedee Jeans are designed to last twice as long as regular commercial jeans, thanks to their lock stitch construction and reinforced stress areas.
   “Many of our customers are in the logging industry, so they’re made to stand up to the toughest working conditions in the world,” says Doug.
  The Hagas say the tough jeans take longer to make, slowing down production. However, the couple long ago opted for quality instead of quantity, and that decision has kept their product in high demand.
  They produce only a couple thousand items of clothing per year from their rural home shop. Doug cuts the 14 3/4-oz. American-made denim while Elaine does the majority of the sewing.
  “We have four main jean styles - a full cut, heavy duty work jean, a double-thick front jean, a street jean, and a safety jean with a receiver cup for your Kevlar ballistic pad in the front panel. Another popular item is their handmade western-style denim jacket.
  Prices for the “toughest work jeans in America” are: (1) Full cut, Heavy-Duty work jeans - $41.95 U.S.; (2) Double Thick Front - $47.95; (3) Safety Jeans - $48.95; (4) Regular Basic Blue 5 pocket jean - $40.95. Shipping is extra. Now accepting credit cards.
  A sales brochure is available upon request.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Doug and Elaine Haga, 11155 Kings Valley Hwy., Monmouth, Oregon 97361 (ph 503 838-5955).

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2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12