Designed in Portland, OR and hand-finished in California, Agave represents West Coast luxury. Jeff Shafer was inspired to create the brand when he was faced with a dearth of quality denim in the '90s. He sought to recreate the jeans he remembered from the '60s and '70s, jeans that could withstand the demanding lifestyle of an active Californian. Agave sources cotton from Switzerland and Georgia before shipping it to artisan weavers in Japan, Italy, Greece, and Greensboro, NC. The jeans are dyed with vegetable indigo and sewn on heirloom machines that were specifically built for denim manufacturing.