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Denim Dreaming: 10 fun facts about the look we can’t do without

Designer Denim for Kids

This week we are celebrating that essential fabric you can’t do without, Denim. Kids’ denim is especially versatile, try rough-and-tumble denim casuals, or kids’ designer jeans for a dressed up but practical look. Read our 10 fun facts and learn about the rise of this iconic material.

  1. Denim was first worn by workers in the 18th century and was a wardrobe staple during the gold rush because of its durability.
  2. Levi Strauss originally wanted to sell his denim material to miners to make tents and wagon covers.
  3. American Soldiers in World War II wore jeans when they were off-duty and in doing this introduced them to the world.
  4. ‘Denim’ is an Americanisation of the French word ‘serge de Nimes’ and the word ‘Jeans’ is derived from the French word ‘Genes’
  5. 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.
  6. Iconic movies such as Rebel without a Cause and The Wild One first made jeans popular with teenagers, a demographic that was only starting to emerge as a distinct group in the 1950s.
  7. Indigo dye was first used for jeans because of its durability and ability to hide dirt when not washed.
  8. May 20th is the official birthday of Blue Jeans as it marks the day that Levi Strauss patented the rivets no.139,121.
  9. Every American owns, on average, 7 pairs of wearable jeans. Americans buy about 450 million pairs of jeans each year.
  10. The YKK that appears on many zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha. The company, Yoshida Industries Limited, makes 90% of the world’s zippers across 52 countries.

 

 

We have put together a selection of the very best Kids’ designer Jeans, Kids’ denim jackets, dresses, shorts and denim inspired shoes.

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