The History of Denim

I could not even imagine a fashion world without Denim – so I find the history of denim very interesting.

Denim and Jeans - where do the names come from?
•    Jeans comes from a European cloth called jean. It was originally named after sailors from Genoa in Italy, because    they wore clothes made from it.
•    The word denim is an Americanization of the French name "serge de Nimes," a fabric that originated in Nimes, France during the Middle Ages.
•    In 1864, Webster's dictionary listed the shortened English version: DENIM

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