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.
- Denim was first worn by workers in the 18th century and was a wardrobe staple during the gold rush because of its durability.
- Levi Strauss originally wanted to sell his denim material to miners to make tents and wagon covers.
- American Soldiers in World War II wore jeans when they were off-duty and in doing this introduced them to the world.
- ‘Denim’ is an Americanisation of the French word ‘serge de Nimes’ and the word ‘Jeans’ is derived from the French word ‘Genes’
- 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.
- 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.
- Indigo dye was first used for jeans because of its durability and ability to hide dirt when not washed.
- May 20th is the official birthday of Blue Jeans as it marks the day that Levi Strauss patented the rivets no.139,121.
- Every American owns, on average, 7 pairs of wearable jeans. Americans buy about 450 million pairs of jeans each year.
- 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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