Denim general information and more…
Denim has an interesting history and there are frequently some doubts around its origin, type of color and use, this time, we will tell you all you need to know about denim.
“Jeans made of denim are the clothes more used nowadays, mainly because they use a long lasting type of fabric, which color keeps intact, even after some washes and they have low costs”, commented Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.
This is the general information you might like to know about denim:
How does denim get its classic blue color?
Cotton used to manufacture denim is frequently dyed in yellow, as the blue pigment is not soluble in wáter. For this reason, denim is first mixed with a reducing agent such as the sodium hydrosulfite, which makes denim to turn into blue as it makes contact with oxygen.
During this process, the color of threads can turn into a very dark blue color, so they are mixed with white threads to balance the tones of denim.
Who invented denim?
A little later after the gold fever in California, Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss began manufacturing garments that could last longer and could be more resistant for workers on mines. It is believed that the jeans were born in May in 1873, when both businessmen were able to get the patent of this garment.
How are denim jeans manufactured?
Once the fabric is produced, garments are begin being manufactured, a regular pair of jeans is made up with 15 different pieces that are cut with a pattern made on a computer, in order to avoid wasting material.
Once fabric is cut all parts are being sewn in all parts, after placing hardware and labels on them, jeans are finally washed and the finishing labels are placed on the garments so they are packed for their distribution and sell.
“Denim is taking more popularity all around the world as the actual processes let us play with colors and give them more modern finishes without compromising their durability”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.