A short definition: Denim is a rugged, sturdy, twill weave woven, 100% cotton fabric.
Do you know it was used as sailcloth once upon a time. The word Denim derives from a french word Serge de Nimes and refers to the city of Nimes; De Nimes means ‘of the Nimes’. We have embraced denim into our our daily lives like no other.
Denim is made from cotton fibers. Denim fabric has a twill fabric weave. A special characteristic of denim is that the there is a diagonal ribbing visible on the face of the fabric, which sets it apart from other cotton fabric. It is a special twill weaving that creates this diagonal pattern. Fibers are weaved on a loom in a twill weave pattern.
Have you wondered why your jeans is white on the inside and blue on the outside? It is because when weaving denim, Warp thread is dyed indigo…
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