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Why are Jeans blue by Seun Elegushi


When we talk about Jeans, the colour blue comes to our minds, blue jeans, before we will begin to start imagining other colours of Jeans.

The reason is that Jeans came in the colour blue. Why is it so that Blue seems to be the default colour of Jeans.

In this article, we will be discussing that.


What are Jeans?

According to bro Wikipedia:

Jeans are a type of pants or trousers, typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular style of trousers, called "blue jeans", which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871, and patented by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Prior to the Levi Strauss patented trousers, the term "blue jeans" had been long in use for various garments


Originally, the blue color came from a natural indigo dye. The dye was chosen for the way it interacted with cotton. When heated, most dyes penetrate the cotton fibers but indigo dye attaches to the fiber's surface, instead. The result? During each wash, some of the fibers and dye molecules escape, giving jeans that signature faded look over time.

There you have it, now you know why Jeans were originally blue and a little knowledge not its history.


Thank you for reading.

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