An African-American Denim Pioneer’s Revolutionary Washing Invention
Maurice Malone stands as a pivotal figure in denim's evolution, having innovated a process in the early 2000s that transformed the art of aging jeans. Foregoing the nascent laser technology, Malone's approach involved mannequins with articulated limbs to replicate natural wear patterns using resin. Partnering with Genaro Hernandez and a Chinese factory, they refined this technique, leading to methods that shaped denim on a global scale. The legacy of Malone's vision continues to influence denim manufacturing, solidifying his role as a revolutionary in the industry.
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