History: Denim

It’s hard to imagine a time where the blue jean did not reign supreme, yet denim is a relative newcomer to the world of textiles.   While clear historical records indicate that cotton has been grown,spun and woven for well over 3,000 years, denim’s history is far more recent and shrouded in mystery. Believed to originate in Europe, more specifically France and Italy, the first depiction of blue jeans has been found by historians in 17th century Italian paintings. Interestingly, these historical resources suggest that from its conception denim has... Read More