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Levi's "Made Here" Video Series - Upstate | Video

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Levi's and Jay Carroll, proprietor of the heritage blog One Trip Pass, have gotten together on a special project called Made Here, in which Jay travels the country looking for craftspeople who make things by hand. Their products are then sold through three higher-end stores that Levi's has opened in Malibu, Boston and the Meatpacking District in New York. Those individuals are also the subject of three-minute video vignettes, the latest one featuring the ladies of Upstate. A two-woman operation based out of Brooklyn, Kalen Kaminski and Astrid Chastka make sarongs, scarves and wraps using dip dyeing and Shibori -- a Japanese technique for dyeing cloth into patterns through binding, folding, twisting and compressing. Each item is hand dyed so no two are alike. Click the jump to see the interesting video in full.