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The name for blue jeans was derived from the color of the fabric used to make them. Denim was treated with a blue dye obtained from the indigo plant. Indigo had been used as a dye since 2500 B.C. in such diverse places as Asia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Britain, and Peru. Blue jean manufacturers imported indigo from India until the twentieth century, when synthetic indigo was developed to replace the natural dye.
Blue jeans in the form we know them today didn't come about until the middle of the nineteenth century. Levi Strauss, an enterprising immigrant who happened to have a few bolts of blue denim cloth on hand, recognized a need for strong work pants in the mining communities of California. He first designed and marketed "Levi's" in 1850, and they have stayed essentially the same ever since; there have been only minor alterations to the original design.
To facilitate the natural distressing process, some wearers of dry denim will often abstain from washing their jeans for more than six months, though it is not a necessity for fading.
All Fabric has a selvedge (a words derived from the joining of "self" & "edge"), this is the natural edge of the cloth and contrary to some sources does not unravel or fray.
"Selvage denim" refers to a unique closed selvage (derived from the Latin Salvare, meaning "to secure, to make safe") that is created using one continuous cross yarn (the wefta) that is passed back and forth through the vertical warp beams. This is traditionally finished with a contrast weft, most commonly red which is why sometimes this type of denim is referred to as "Red Selvage". This process is only possible using a shuttle loom
Shuttle looms weave a narrower 30 inch fabric, which is on average half the width of the more modern shuttleless sulzer looms (invented in 1927 by the Sulzer brothers) and thus a longer piece of fabric is required to make a pair of jeans (approximately 3 yards). To maximize yield, jean where traditionally made with a straight outseam that utalised the full width of the fabric including this edge. This became not only desirable but since the production of wider width denim, a mark of premium quality as when worn with a turn up the two selvages where visable rather than a unatractive overlocked edge.
Originally Indigo was produced using dye from plan indegofera tinctoria but most denim today is dyed with synthetic. indigo In both cases the yarn will undergo a repetitive sequence of dipping and oxidization, the more dipps, the stronger the indigo shade.Rope dye is considered the best yarn dying method as it eliminated shading across the fabric width, thou the alternative slasher process is cheaper as only one beaming process is needed (in rope dying, beaing is done twice). Fades caused by prolonged periods of wear, without washing, have become the main allure for raw denim. The fading patterns are a way of personalizing the garment for each customer. These fades are categorized by certain namesWhiskers – Faded streaks that surround the crotch area of the denim. Combs – Also known, as “honey combs” are the streaks of faded lines that are found behind the knee. Stacks – Produced by having the inseam of the denim hemmed a few inches longer than actual leg length. The extra fabric stacks on top of the shoe causing a fade to form around the ankle to calf area of the denim. Train Tracks – appears on the outseams of the denim. This fade showcases the selvedge by forming two sets of fades that resemble train tracks. Originally Indigo was produced using dye from plant tinctoria but most denim today is dyed with synthetic. In both cases the yarn will undergo a repetitive sequence of dipping and oxidization, the more dipps, the stronger the indigo shade.
Rope dye is considered the best yarn dying method as it eliminated shading across the fabric width, thou the alternative slasher process is cheaper as only one beaming process is needed (in rope dying, beaing is done twice).
Original Levi's did not contain rivets. A tailor by the name of Jacob Davis invented riveted pants at the request of a miner who complained that regular pants were not rugged enough to hold his mining tools. Davis subsequently granted Strauss the use of his rivet idea, which was patented on May 20, 1873. Few other changes were made over the next century. Zippers replaced button flies in 1920 (although later button flies had a resurgence of popularity) and in 1937 the rivets on the back pockets were moved inside in response to complaints from school boards that the jeans students wore were damaging chairs and from cowboys that their jeans were damaging their saddles. In the 1960s, they were removed entirely from the back pockets.
Blue jeans started becoming popular among young people in the 1950s. In the year 1957, 150 million pairs were sold worldwide. This growing trend continued until 1981 and jeans manufacturers were virtually guaranteed annual sales increases. In the United States, 200 million pairs of jeans were sold in 1967, 500 million in 1977, with a peak of 520 million in 1981. When jeans first caught on, apologists reasoned that their low price determined their huge success. During the 1970s, however, the price of blue jeans doubled, yet demand always exceeded supply. Sometimes manufacturers met the demand by providing stores with irregulars; that is, slightly defective merchandise that would not normally be sold.