Billiam Jeans began in 2009 with a sewing machine from Goodwill and Youtube.
I began tailoring different garments one summer because nothing would fit quite right and eventually it lead to producing a pair of jeans from scratch.
Within a few months of this first pair, we had a waiting list of around 400 people and the local newspaper was asking for an interview.
It was quite obvious to me that I had a pretty neat idea on my hands, so I began learning everything I could about machines, denim, thread, patterns, etc.
We eventually moved out of my parents basement and straight into the back of a rock climbing gym where we would grow the business for 1.5 years.
After a lot of work and some big breaks, we opened our first retail store with a couple hundred dollars in the bank and would eventually outgrow this space as well in 1.5 years.
Our current location has been our home for 4 years now and has allowed us to produce hundreds of jeans.
We are proudly sold in many boutiques around America and have even expanded internationally to the UK.