Denim History

Denim basically is a simple cotton fabric, although created one of the most famous and interesting fashion items in recent history.The jeans!

The name “denim” derives from French serge de Nîmes, meaning the serge fabric made in Nîmes, France.

Denim has been used in the United States since the mid 19th century. Initially gained popularity in 1873 when Jacob W. Davis, a tailor from Nevada, manufactured the first pair of rivet-reinforced denim pants. At this time, clothes for Western laborers, such as teamsters, surveyors, and miners, were not very durable. His concept, for making reinforced jeans, was inspired by a female customer. The story tells that she requested a pair of durable and strong pants for her husband to chop wood. When Davis was about to finish, he saw some copper rivets lying on a table and he used them to fasten the pockets. He soon sold 200 pairs to workers in need of heavy work clothing.

Over the years we’ve seen so many designers and manufacturers create clothing with different style ,shape and color based on denim. Jeans are built to last and never go out of fashion.