Thursday, March 12, 2009
The J.L. Stifel Co.
Been doing a little digging around the ol' internet and came upon a good source of information on various fabric mills and companies. One such company is the J.L. Stifel Co. They were makers of denim, drills, and calicoes.
They were founded by Mr. Johann Ludwig Stifel in 1835. A more in-depth overview of his origin and time line of his company can be found here. If you have any interest in vintage workwear and denim then this is a must read inregards to knowing the background of the company that provided much of the fabrics used in production.