KURASHIKI, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 25: Employees unpack washed jeans at the Whoval washing and bleaching facility in Kojima district on February 25, 2014 in Kurashiki, Japan. Kojima is a small seaside district in the west of Japan and is known as 'Japan's Denim Mecca' with many of the world's finest jean brands being crafted from some of the 200 factories and firms operating from the city. Kojima's manufacturers have won acclaim from apparel brands in Japan and overseas due to their high level of craftsmanship and unique techniques. With many companies using older machines or handmade techniques to insure outstanding quality. Along with the many manufacturers the city also has a ' Jean Street ' which is home to over 20 retail stores, selling high-end clothing and jeans attracting many tourists and designers.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)