BLUE JEANS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY

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May 20th holds an important place in the history of “Jeans” as birthday of “Blue Jeans”. On this date in 1873, Blue Jean made its debut, as one of the American companies received a US patent for this.

This year, Sunday May 20th marks 145th Birthday of Blue Jeans.

Jeans is iconic garment made by “Denim” fabric, which is sturdy cotton warp-faced fabric having white filling in reverse direction. Jeans is generally characterized by strength, tear resistance and visually appealing blue shade, which fades each time the garment, undergoes laundering.

Changing fashion styles and attitudes altered the look of the blue jean over time, but until recently, the blue jean had remained true blue to its cotton origins. The recent influx of man-made fibers into blue jeans is not a good fit for many consumers and could affect the care, wear and expected five-year longevity of their beloved blue jeans.

The history of denim as being all cotton, comfortable and crazy durable earned it a spot quickly with folks who work hard physically like farmers and workers in the industrial spaces like miners, mechanics, shop floor workers.

The denim fabric from which jeans are made is very strong, rugged and has good tear resistance, thus protecting the wearer in these work profiles and lasting longer as required by the professional requirements and economic conditions.

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To Wash Or Not To Wash Your Stretch Denims

Whether to wash your denims or freeze it is a dilemma that has puzzled the modern day denimoholics for years. But for those who prefer easy breezy movement and comfort over toughness, and have chosen stretch denim jeans as their no-brainer clothing option–it’s not even a matter to fuss over.

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The question of wash or freeze is majorly relevant to raw denims, which; mind you, are totally different from stretch denims. While washing raw denim jeans is dreaded out of a fear of discoloration and shrinkage, stretch denim is mostly fuss free that way. There’s minimal fading in stretch jeans since most of the dye is already cured and the only thing to be a teeny-bit careful about, is to avoid damaging its synthetic fibers so that it remains stretchy (hence comfortable) for a longer period of time.

 

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When the time arrives to clean up your jeans, just turn it inside out and pop it in the cold water inside your washing machine. If you wish to go gentle on your beloved pair to keep it for longer, then just hand-wash it and leave it to dry naturally without running it through the dryer. With the use of cold water and the hang-to-dry method, you can reduce the damage done to the elasticity of your denim and increase the longevity of the stretch.

For stretch denims that take minimum damage, look for the ones made with INVIYA® and wear-n- wash your denim as and when you like.