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Who invented it?

How is it made?

What ecological footprint does it leave on the planet?

Invented in the 19th century, the iconic jean has been worn by miners, cowboys, Hollywood stars, rebels without a cause, rockers, and pop artists. uring the last two centuries without losing an iota of style in all this time.

The word “jean” arose in the XIX, and referred to a fabric that used to be seen only in pants. However, soon the fabric ended up mimicking the garment for which it was commonly used. The "blue jeans", known as jeans or jeans, were made of this fabric and began to be manufactured in the French city of Nîmes (bleu de Nimes). There is still an open debate about where the word denim comes from, but a fairly reliable hypothesis is that the word denim is an anglicism of the French word that was used to describe this popular fabric (from Nîmes). By the time the 20th century arrived, the term jeans was used to describe pants made of denim.

The most They are made in indigo blue denim with a pocket and specific seams for work in the factories of the second industrial revolution, and were patented in 1873 by Jacob Davis, a tailor, and Levi Strauss, owner of a factory of this type of pants. in San Francisco. Once this patent expired in 1890, other manufacturers began to mass-produce jeans, such as Wrangler or Lee Cooper.

Straight Jeans in Mid Blue by Captain Denim

How is denim made?

After the cotton fibers are harvested and spun, the threads are dyed. These fabrics are usually dyed with indigo, which makes them the classic blue color of denim. The cotton denim is then woven on a shuttle loom or projectile loom.

A shuttle loom produces what is called selvedge denim. The weft thread is passed through the warp threads in a back and forth motion, with no breaks in the weft. For its part, a projectile loom produces denim without selvedge because there is a single weft thread for each row and not a single thread woven throughout. This creates a more delicate edge that must be sewn to prevent fraying.

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What ecological footprint does it leave on the planet?

Most denim is made from cotton, a tissue that consumes large amounts of water. A single pair of jeans consumes around 20,000 liters of water, and an alarming amount of pesticides that release nitrous oxide. This brings with it an impact on the carbon footprint between 4 and 5 times more than when a t-shirt, as denim is heavier. In addition, the dyeing process brings with it contamination of the water from the factories.

At Kyklikós we have a selection of denim garments produced in a responsible way, discover it and take the first step towards a sustainable wardrobe!
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