Wearing forbidden Western fashion, like denim, jewelry, and hair dye, is used by North Korean millennials to show their defiance of the regime - but a women's union and youth groups monitor the streets to shame and beat rule-breakers, cutting off ponytails and destroying tight trousers refinery29.com/en-ca/2019โ€ฆ
In 1951, Bing Crosby was initially denied entrance to a Canadian hotel for wearing his Leviโ€™s denim jeans. Leviโ€™s got wind and presented him with a denim tuxedo jacket at a celebration In Nevada, where he was honorary mayor. The term, โ€œCanadian Tuxedoโ€ is believed to have come from these events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeaโ€ฆ
In the 1970s, AMC released a special edition Levi's denim-branded Gremlin, with a faux-denim interior and copper rivets instead of seat buttons automobilemag.com/news/thโ€ฆ
Several mosquito species have a proboscis thatโ€™s strong enough to make it through the tight weave of denim. Thereโ€™s also lots of space between the threads that make up socks, and mosquitoes can easily suck blood through those spaces abchomeandcommercial.com/โ€ฆ
Denim originally meant cotton woven in the French city of Nimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denโ€ฆ
France is the birthplace of the modern day denim fabric. The term "denim" derives from the French "serge de Nimes", meaning "serge (a sturdy fabric) from Nimes". Yet the fabric is no longer produced anywhere in France. bbc.com/news/business-375โ€ฆ
The name "denim" derives from French serge (type of fabric) de Nรฎmes, meaning 'serge from Nรฎmes' and the contemporary use of the word "jeans" comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy: Gรชnes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denโ€ฆ
"Denim"(Jean) comes from Nimes, France. It was therefore originally called serge de Nimes or "fabric from Nimes". The "serge" soon disappeared and left us with "de Nimes". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denโ€ฆ
There is a man who digs up antique denim left in old abandoned silver mines. When a miner got a new pair of work pants, heโ€™d cut up the old ones and use them for lagging around pipes. Collectors pay thousands of dollars for jeans, jackets and even scraps of denim theguardian.com/lifeandstโ€ฆ
The word denim is derived from the french words ยซde Nรฎmesยป, translating to ยซfrom Nรฎmesยป en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denโ€ฆ
Used denim can be upcycled into insulation bluejeansgogreen.org/Abouโ€ฆ
There are "gangs" of superfans at Disneyland that roam the park daily wearing leather and denim vests with Disney themed patches. vice.com/en_us/article/8gโ€ฆ
California made Denim its state fabric. leginfo.legislature.ca.goโ€ฆ
Jeremy Clarkson's love of jeans has been blamed for the decreased denim sales mid-1990s, particularly Levi's, because of their being associated with middle aged men. This is known as the "Jeremy Clarkson Effect" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerโ€ฆ
Monsanto once tried to genetically engineer blue cotton, to produce denim without the use of dyes, reducing the pollution involved in the dyeing process. connection.ebscohost.com/โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the 1973 AMC Gremlin made in cooperation with Levi's. It had a blue denim interior. visualnews.com/2011/05/17โ€ฆ
FBI uses denim fade patterns to track people wired.com/1998/04/fbi-traโ€ฆ
Levi made Bing Crosby a denim tuxedo after he was turned away from a hotel for wearing jeans onetrippass.com/blog/2010โ€ฆ
Stone washed denim was so popular in the US that importing the pumice used in the process from Europe became unfesable. This eventually led to extensive mining of pumice deposits in California, Arizona, and New Mexico, triggering a negative response from American ecologist groups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the "Denim Miner" who goes "mining" for used pairs of jeans in old silver mines, and has even found a pair of jeans worth over $100,000 gq.com/story/denim-miner-โ€ฆ
Denim repair is possible (not patching) youtube.com/watch?v=wtb5gโ€ฆ
Bing Crosby was almost turned away from a Canadian hotel for wearing denim, Levi's sent him a denim tuxedo jacket, the first Canadian Tuxedo. gq.com/style/blogs/the-gqโ€ฆ
In Japan, "Zoo Jeans" were created when volunteers wrapped denim fabric around tires & rubber balls & threw them into animal zoo enclosures for lions, tigers and bears. The animal-shredded denim was then used to create 4 pairs of jeans, of which 3 sold to raise $3500 for the WWF & the Kamine Zoo money.cnn.com/2014/08/18/โ€ฆ
Denim Jeans are named after the cities of Genoa /jeans/ (Italy) and 'de Nรฎmes' /denim/ (literally: from Nรฎmes) (France). historyofjeans.com
To be more environmentally friendly, Levi Strauss suggests putting denim jeans in the freezer to kill odor causing bacteria. nytimes.com/2011/11/02/scโ€ฆ
A city in china produces 800,000 pairs of denim jeans a day atlasobscura.com/articlesโ€ฆ
Denim jacket and jeans together are proudly known as a 'Canadian Tuxedo' huffingtonpost.ca/news/caโ€ฆ
Blue jeans are darker on the outside because denim uses an over, over, under pattern called a twill weave en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denโ€ฆ
Denim jeans are distressed and creased using laser guns! youtube.com/watch?v=_KZWeโ€ฆ
Denim was invented in Nimes, France and Dhunga, India, whence comes "denim" and "dungarees." Blue jeans are named after "bleu de Genes," a French term for indigo dye meaning "Blue of Genoa." webexhibits.org/pigments/โ€ฆ
Today I learned of the "Jeremy Clarkson effect." Clarkson's fondness for wearing jeans has been blamed by some for the decline in sales of denim in the mid-1990s, particularly Levi's, because of their being associated with middle-aged men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerโ€ฆ
Jordache Jean Co. sued Hogg Wyld Ltd. for marketing plus-size denim under the "Lardashe" name, branded with a smiling pig logo. law.justia.com/cases/fedeโ€ฆ
The word "Denim" comes from "de Nรฎmes", referring to the French city. "Jeans" comes from the French word "Gรชnes", which refers to Genoa, Italy. wikipedia.org/wiki/Denim
The name denim originally meant "Serge De Nimes" Which means Twill from Nimes. Levi Strauss bought fabrics from French Immigrants from Nimes. ehow.com/facts_6981774_orโ€ฆ
At least some of the cotton used to make US currency comes from denim jean scraps levistrauss.com/blogs/denโ€ฆ
That, since 1989, stoned-washed denim is created using cellulase enzymes, that were first isolated from a fungus. webphysics.iupui.edu/websโ€ฆ
Denim scraps from Levi's are incorporated into U.S. paper currency (you'll have to scroll down a bit). pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcrโ€ฆ

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