What is denim?

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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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Hello my name is Henrietta Watson. I am a mother of a 29 year old daughter and a 22 year old son. I also have a 4 year old granddaughter and a 3 year old granddaughter.I am a Security Officer. I also write short stories, blogs and poems. I like cooking,grilling,fishing,skating,playing billiards,going out to eat and going to see movies.

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