What is denim?
Denim is a sturdy cotton twill fabric woven with an indigo, gray, or
mottled white yarn. Denim is perhaps one of the most well-known and
commonly worn fabrics there is, from the classic blue jeans to jackets,
dresses, overalls, and more. For almost a hundred and fifty years the
blue jean has been a symbol of classic Americana.
were invented in the 1870s by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss, the same
Levi who founded Levi’s Jeans. Jacob Davis, his business partner, was
the first to use copper rivets in men’s denim and cotton duck cloth
trousers in order to reinforce the weakest points of the piece of
clothing. This technique made the trousers stronger for a laborer’s
daily wear. On May 20, 1873 a patent was granted to Davis and Levi
Strauss & Co. for the jeans we know and love today.