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In our every day life cloths made from jeans materials has some more importance in today’s fashion trend . Age is not a factor for using jeans . Some important and interesting things which you don’t know about jeans are as follows
- Denim was actually derived from the French term ‘serge de nimes’ which was shortened to ‘denim’ to suit the American taste. May 20th is celebrated as the birthday of blue jeans as that was the day when it was patented by Levi Strauss.
- In Genoa, Italian sailors used to wear cotton trousers and the French called the people of Genoa ‘Genes’ and this is how the word ‘jeans’ came into existence
- One bale of cotton can be used to produce 225 pairs of denim jeans.
- An indigo dye is used to give denim its actual blue color. ‘Waist overalls’ or ‘overalls’ were the terms used for denims before 1960 till it was changed to ‘jeans’ which is widely used now.
- About 450 million jeans are sold in U.S.A alone each year. On an average, every American owns at least about 7 pairs of jeans
- Denim was first worn by workers in the 18th century and was a wardrobe staple during the gold rush because of its durability.
- Statistics reveal that about 2.5 billion yards of denim is produced every year all around the world. The biggest players in supplying today are Arvin, Tarvex, Santista and Cone Mills.
- American Soldiers in World War II wore jeans when they were off-duty and in doing this introduced them to the world
- Levi’s jeans sometimes have orange stitching, which was originally designed to match the copper rivets first used in jeans by Nevada tailor Jacob Davis.
- Indigo dye was first used for jeans because of its durability and ability to hide dirt when not washed
- Every American owns, on average, 7 pairs of wearable jeans. Americans buy about 450 million pairs of jeans each year.
- In 1936, a red flag was sewed next to the back pocket by Levi Strauss and that was when the first label was ever attached to a piece of a garment.
- In the early 1960’s, denim was banned by many schools in the U.S as it had become an icon of teen rebellion.
- The original inventor of denims in America was Levi Strauss and these jeans were used by workers because of its rugged nature and durability. Metal rivets were used to hold these jeans together so that the pockets were in place and they could be used for long. Today Levis is one of the most renowned brands across the world.
- During the earlier days, denims were associated with any profession that required hard work like mining, farming, working at railroads and even teaching.
- Levi Strauss originally wanted to sell his denim material to miners to make tents and wagon covers.
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