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Denim: History of Jeans & American Culture

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Denim is one of the most versatile and durable fabrics on the market. Transcending gender, age and economic class, the tough fiber features in most ready-to-wear collections - both luxury and high-street. It's an incredible concept considering denim started out as a uniform for American workers two hundred years ago.
Denim: History of Jeans & American Culture

An intricate cloth, denim is a rugged cotton twill weave, crafted as the weft passes under two or more warp fibers. This technique forms the signature diagonal ribbing known on the reverse side of the fabric - setting denim apart from regular cotton fabric. The twill-weave, which ensures the material's strength, is also crafted using different colors, allowing for one hue only to feature on the fabric surface.


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