If you have 15 minutes, watch this video. It tells the story of Imogene + Willie: how a couple of 'grandkids' grew a denim company in Nashville. They have an amazing workshop and store and produce in-house with 11 employees. All that awesome and their jeans look fantastic -they custom tailor their finished jeans to fit each customer.
(Thanks for the link, Sarah and Ben. You send such great inspiration!)