Denim facts for kids
Denim (which gets its name from the French town of Nîmes (de Nîmes)) is a very robust kind of textile. Denim has been used in the United States since the late 18th century. The word comes from the name of a fabric called serge. Serge was first made in Nîmes, France, by the André family. First called serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim. Denim was usually coloured blue with indigo dye to make blue "jeans", though "jean" meant a different, lighter cotton textile.
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