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Denim has been our go-to textile for the past few years and apart from being such a universal textile, here are our top 7 facts about denim we think you should know (they’re pretty cool!).
- Denim was first created in the French town of Nîmes, and was originally called "serge de Nîmes," which was later shortened to "denim."
- The manufacturing process for denim involves weaving cotton yarns in a specific way to create the characteristic diagonal pattern known as "twill."
- Denim was first popularised as workwear for miners and cowboys due to its durability and strength.
- Denim became popular in the fashion industry in the 1950s and 1960s, thanks to films like Rebel Without a Cause and stars like James Dean, who popularised denim as a symbol of youthful rebellion.
- Denim can be made into a wide variety of clothing items, including jeans, jackets, skirts, and dresses, and bags.
- One pair of jeans can take up to 1,800 gallons of water to produce, which has led to efforts to create more sustainable denim production processes.
- Denim is known for its longevity and durability, and can be worn for years before needing to be replaced. In fact, some denim enthusiasts even argue that denim actually looks better with age, developing a unique patina and character over time.
Written by AI, adapted by Rosette Ale.