Sustainable clothes

Sustainable clothes

Sustainable clothes, a great alternative for ecologic fashion

Environment is a delicate topic, as there is more consciousness now about the importance of taking care of the resources, and the sustainable clothes are now a great alternative to decrease contamination. The traditional textile production has been evolving to generate less environmental impact, using sustainable textiles, recycling water and using fewer chemicals, which are great news for the world.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a manufacturer company in Mexico said the following about this topic: “It is very important that we take actions that will help us taking care of the world, only by this, we will be able to reverse a bit of environment damage”.

What are the benefits of wearing sustainable clothes?:

  • Good for the Earth, as the textiles come from crops with no pesticides.
  • Good for people worried by the fair trade.
  • Good for animals, sustainable fashion tries to avoid using animal products.
  • It is easy to take care of, which makes it more economic as you only have to wash them with detergents that would not damage the environment, which is an extra help to the environment care.
  • Sustainable clothes are not only made of products from organic crops, but also from products that are recovered or recycled.

Some of the most recognized brands are now proposing new alternatives on their fashion parades with sustainable or recycled textiles, some fashion trends are also going to the vintage garments, by modifying those old garments on the wardrobes or turning them into different articles. And denim is a great alternative to recycle.

“Sustainable fashion tries to send a message to everyone to create a bigger and better ecologic consciousness, which is a great concept that can establish and unbreakable link between fashion and environment care”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

We all can achieve knowledge


We all can achieve knowledge, in an easy way

The world gets more connected each day, and information is on everybody’s hands, any place, and any time, to maintain and to achieve knowledge is very important in order to accomplish goals on every profession or work.

We need to be open to new ways of thinking, to keep on learning on an innovated way, to think and to able to enter into unknown territories, leaving behind our comfort and our weakness.

Do not be limited to just one topic

Let’s start with a question, when you think of Leonardo da Vinci, which word comes to your mind? Painter? Writer? Architect? He was all that; therefore, the first rule is not to limit your knowledge to a just one topic. Steve Jobs explained that the Apple products were so perfectly designed because he attended to a calligraphy course; he wanted to perform this artistic work to the products of his company.

To exercise knowledge, we must try to eat food that we cannot pronounce, learn 50 words of a foreign language, socialize, learn how to read music, watch a movie on mute mode and try to understand the body language. Bottom line, get out of the comfort area and destroy the general way of thinking.

Failure is needed to success

The main key of the success is failure, if we learn from it, of course. We live a lot of failures during our live but if we learn the lessons we learn to avoid the same mistakes from happening again. Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg had a lot of failures before they were successful.

Sometimes getting out of the comfort area means to suffer before having the great ideas but hard work really pays off.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, thinks that if you want to be rich you just will need to work for it, for him, hard work does not mean working all day long but to feed our mind and to do different things if we want different results. “Some people think that money is bad, but we can do great things with it, we can help people, we can help our family”, expressed Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.


Threads and their characteristics



Type of threads and their characteristics

If you want to start a sewing project, there are many different types of threads that you can use, to know the different ones, continue reading this article.

“Only threads of great quality can guarantee a good manufactured garment, that is why Grupo Denim works with vendors compromised with the quality of their products, to make sure we only deliver garments that will strictly meet our customer’s specifications”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of this company.

Here are the different threads that you can find:

  • Cotton– This is the most popular thread, as it is easier to find and buy and it is manufactured in different weights, if you are getting this thread, we recommend you the mercerized one, as it is softer and the color is more consistent.
  • Polyester – Covered with cotton, the polyester thread is also known as multipurpose, it has a center made of thread which makes it stronger and elastic and it is perfect to sew natural fibers and weaves.
  • Silk – The 100% silk thread is made in a variety of colors and weights, it has a characteristic brightness that can enhance any look, it is strong and elastic and it is perfect to sew silk and wool.
  • Nylon – This is a very resistant and invisible thread, it is mainly made in two colors: transparent and smoke, and it is great for light fabrics.
  • Metallic – Metallic threads are bright colors, if you have decided to use them, keep in mind you have to take the necessary cautions with your sewing machines as these threads tend to accumulate static electricity.

“Although there are many different types of threads, it is important to only wear those of the highest quality, as this will ensure resistant seams”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

Manufacturer businesses helping Mexico’s growth


Manufacturer businesses are a great opportunity for Mexico’s growth

China has been increasing surprisingly slowly, this country is known as the “manufacturer of the world”, and this is a great opportunity for Mexico to increase its manufacturer base, but this country still has many things to work in first, such as low salaries or infrastructure.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a manufacturer company in Mexico gave us his thoughts about this topic:

Interivewer: Do you think 2016 would be good for the manufacturer businesses in Mexico?

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal: Yes, I actually believe 2016 would be the key, it is the perfect opportunity to advance and grow on these type of businesses, and the Government is aware of this and has taken the necessary steps to support this sector.

I: How can Mexico be more competitive in front of China?

SJMV: With better infrastructure, low manufacturing costs used to be China’s main advantage but this has changed over the last years as the costs are higher than Mexico’s.

Germany and the United States are moving their manufacturing services off China to other countries offering lower costs, and Mexico is being benefited by this.

Mexico has the necessary environment to capture many of the manufacturing work once the United States starts getting back their work from Asia, but they will only get this working smartly.

An economy who depends of manufacturing, such as Mexico, cannot only develop and increase by keeping low salaries, society is a whole and it cannot let itself base its competitive by having low manufacturing costs only.

“Mexico has taken the necessary steps to change reforms that would benefit Mexicans, and the manufacturing sector would see the benefits of those changes by keeping low energy, communication and logistic costs, which would make us capable to keep low costs to our customers”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

How to combine your White denim shorts

white shorts

How you to combine your white denim shorts?

White denim shorts are basic for hot weather, and as we are in Spring, we will bring you some fresh ideas as to how to combine them and look amazing with them, if you do not have a pair of white denim shorts, you need to get a couple as they are part of the fashion trends for this season.

“Many women like denim shorts for spring and summer as the garments are comfortable, easy to combine and fresh, this makes them perfect choice”, thinks Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer company in Mexico.

Here are some advices that might be helpful to combine your white denim shorts:

  • Wear them with bright accessories; always remember that accessories are a very important part of your outfit, so a colorful purse, shoes, bracelets, necklaces or earrings are perfect to wear.
  • Brown sandals are perfect to combine with your white shorts.
  • If you want a beach look, combine your white denim shorts with a vivid shirt.
  • You can also wear white-white, if you combine your white shorts with a white blouse, you will get a monochromatic style that is great for summer, and you can add the perfect details to complement your outfit by wearing striking accessories.
  • If you want a nautical style, combine your white shorts with a blue top and red accessories and shoes. Do not forget the hat and sunglasses.

Have you tried wearing your white denim shorts on a night out? You can try and see how cool they look when you combine them with shoes with rhinestones.

“One of the greatest advantages of denim is that it is very easy to combine, which makes clothes made of this fabric basic pieces in our wardrobes”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Fabrics and their origin

fabrics and their origin

Type of fabrics and their origin

Fabrics are made by interwoven threads, made by human labor of in a loom. Fabrics are used for many different purposes, mainly for clothes and this time we will tell you more about the most popular type of fabrics and their origin.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer company in Mexico, gave us his opinion about this topic “Fabrics are used to make accessories, furniture, clothes, covers and many more purposes, and nowadays the consumers look for more resistant fabrics that will guarantee a useful life of the products they buy for a longer time”.

Here are some of the most famous type of fabrics:

  • Silk – From China, it has been used for centuries, there are much type of silks, some of them artificially created, but originally, silk was gotten from extracting threads from worm cocoons, which makes this a very expensive type of fabric.
  • Satin – These fabrics were mainly done silk-based, but now they are done with acetate, which makes this fabric cheaper than silk.
  • Cotton – To manufacture any type of cotton fabrics, natural fibers are used, the longer those fibers are the best cotton quality they will get.
  • Denim – These type of fabrics are extremely heavy, except for the light denim fabrics, they used to be made with cotton and serge, but nowadays they have varieties of compositions such as spandex or polyester, they were used in the past for work wear, but denim is nowadays one of the most popular type of fabrics, used to create many different clothes.
  • Tulle – This fabric is silk-based or cotton-based, and it is very light, tulle is very used for wedding dresses or ball gowns.

“We use denim fabrics made with different compositions in order to create jeans that meet the specifications and quality required by our customers and their final consumers”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.

Jeans For Muscular Legs

muscular legs

Jeans For Muscular Legs On Women

Finding the perfect fitting jeans is always a tough task on its own, but it can be made much more difficult if you are one of those ladies that has muscular legs from sports or body building. More and more ladies are taking up sports which develop muscle growth in the thighs and calves and plenty more are heavily into body building, which develops the muscle tone even more. All of this makes jeans too tight in the legs and too baggy in the waist, creating fit issues which are a nightmare.

You can see a few ideas below so you don’t have to miss out. Happy shopping ladies and keep up the muscle building.

They engineered their jeans to accentuate the body shape, not just by making the waist smaller, adding more room to the thighs, butt and calves, but by revolutionizing how their patterns are made, the way the denim is sewn and more to achieve the ultimate fit. The denim itself is said to be soft, durable, and built from a revolutionary fabric, developed to withstand washing and retain its original shape. They are made to move with your body and be as comfortable as possible, so there’s no more restriction. You can see from some of the jeans above that they are cut and designed specifically for those ladies with extremely muscular legs so I think they will be ideal for those of you who are heavily into sports or body building.

These jeans are said to be made to fit comfortably over muscular legs by accommodating your quads and butt without forcing you to buy larger sizes for the small waist you work so hard for. They use superior denim designed to move in complete sync with your body, almost feeling like you’re wearing nothing, uses hybrid denim which stretches both ways so that it can complement smaller legs, while still easily stretching to accommodate larger legs as well.

“You don’t have to worry though, with these tips and tricks with regular denim that means that you can wear skinny jeans with your muscular legs” added Salomón Juan Marco Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Five profitable businesses for 2016


Five profitable businesses for 2016, last trends review

 If you have decided that 2016 is the right year to be an entrepreneur, we will help you on this by letting you know which the most profitable businesses are for this year, per the last trends:

 Online stores – This is a trending topic for businesses, but recently, it has become stronger than ever, mainly because of the incentives that some brands have been offering to their consumers so they can buy their articles by the Internet, which is a popular tool nowadays for almost everything, this have made the online stores part of the most profitable businesses in 2016 and in the future.

Organic products sales – People is more worried than ever about the environmental care, which is great news for the planet and also a great opportunity to start a new business for entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities, as all those organic products and articles that are friendly with the environment will have excellent performances in 2016. Some of the biggest sales on this brand include organic food, electric cars, and solar panels.

Technological products – We are all involved with technology, whether we like it or not, it is undeniable to admit that technology has made many of our daily tasks much easier, and the technological products sales are trends that are becoming stronger as time goes by, you can combine this business with an online store, offering these items in a website, this can increase your sales considerably. Smartphones, tablets, drones and more technological equipment sales are part of this profitable business.

Products and services for pets – Another tendency in this 2016 is the increase on sales for products and services to pets, as the owners are looking for new ways to pamper them.

Smartphone applications – Another profitable trend that does not stop growing up, as people does not buy smartphones just to make calls anymore, they are constantly looking for new applications for their phones and those businesses dedicated to develop them are growing up fast.

 “Technology has much to do with the new growing businesses, and a proof of this is the increase of sales for all those companies related or dedicated to this brand”, thinks Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this news.

Mexico’s government and the textile sector

Mexico’s government

How is Mexico’s government driving the textile sector?

Mexico’s economy has a positive influence thanks to the textile sector, which activity generates profits and thousands of job sources for Mexican people each year, the government is aware of this and it is why they are searching new ways to promote innovation, financing and a better level of competency on this sector.

“The textile sector has been a very important part of the economy, so it is excellent news to see how the Mexican government is working already to make the textile and clothing sectors to be more productive”, thinks Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, a Mexican entrepreneur and current president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer in this country.

Mexico’s government has announced the three main axes that will help them driving the textile sector to a different level, by supporting the quality, innovation and competitiveness; customs measures against the unfair competition and new financing products for the entrepreneurs on this sector, everything in order to make the textile sector increase in Mexico.

The government has also announced that Hidalgo will be the first benefited state.

Among the changes proposed by the government against the unfair competition, they will implement new measurements on prices for raw materials, the new sectoral register for the clothing and textile sectors and the pilot program about tariff issues.

The textile sector will also see other positive changes such as the hedging program for cotton purchasing, as well as reinforcement of the financing scheme to internationalize the textile products.

“Textile industry has suffered illegal trades that damage the established companies, so hopefully these new changes and measurements will help to disappear these illegal practices, which will benefit the textile companies, who are constantly creating more jobs which benefits the Mexican families”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Taking breaks to be more productive

Taking breaks

Importance of taking breaks to be more productive

Have you ever been so busy working that you cannot even rest over the weekends? With this, I do not mean that you are sticked to your desk 24/7, but even when you are at home, watching a game or going out with your friends, your mind keep on thinking on those unsolved issues at your job, this is a common practice, but it is not healthy, as taking breaks can help you being more productive that being more hours at your office.

“Entrepreneurs know the importance of being present at their companies, but it is not healthy to obsess over it, resting is as important as knowing everything that goes around on the enterprise, it is only by taking breaks that our mind can be clear enough to think better on solving problems and thinking of new ideas to grow up business”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Having time for yourself might sound as a luxury, or as something that can get us away from being present during important times in our company, but keep in mind that a conscious brain have limited capability to solve situations, while the subconscious is 800 times more powerful, so being away or “unconscious” of business, can be as important and help you finding solutions and succeeding.

Think of taking breaks as “rest of clarity”, this is a key for great leaders to be successful, as they have enough space to visualize future and place long-term goals, which is different to those who are always busy to take some rest from time to time, which makes it harder for them to solve problems.

“Being away from the office can give your brain an important rest and the opportunity to have creative moments, so spending time with the family, enjoying a good book, running, or making any type of hobby can benefit one person’s health and can even help to find new ways to innovate on a company”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal about this topic.