Jeans have been around for almost 150 years now. Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented them in 1870s with the purpose of creating sturdy, durable pants for miners. It is a piece of clothing we all wear and our most beloved everyday go-to garment. Globally, jeans are the most popular style of pants worn by all genders and kids alike. They are comfortable, last long and it is easy to find the style or size you are looking for. However, have you ever wondered what jeans are actually made of?
Traditional denim fabric
Traditionally, jeans are made of denim. Denim is a sturdy, 100% cotton fabric in which the weft passes under at least two warp threads to create a unique diagonal twill pattern. This makes denim fabric more durable than other material using plain single weave.
The yarn we get from the cotton plant is white and has to be dyed to have a different color. Traditionally, the yarn was dyed by a color called indigo. Nowadays, the typical blue indigo is still used on jeans, but using various washing techniques, we can achieve many different blue shades.
Jeans are a very strong and durable piece of clothing. One pair of denim jeans can serve you for many years to come, as they are very resistant. They can be a good investment piece you will wear often, so make sure to get a good fit and great quality.
Lighter denim jeans
All of the denim fabrics are produced from 100% cotton. Hovewer, the jeans don't have to be created with 100% denim. Traditional jeans were made from 100% denim, to make them heavy, thick and sturdy for workers.
In order to make jeans more comfortable, lightweight and breathable, producers have started using cotton blends. These consist of cotton and elasthan and make jeans fit better and be more comfortable and elastic. Nowadays, you will find most jeans on the market made from various cotton blends. Depending on your preferences of weight and blend, you will be sure to find your perfect pair of jeans.
We hope we answered your question about what jeans are made of and inspired you to appreciate this amazing garment J. As you may already know, Hockerty will be launching made to measure jeans very soon. Stay tuned and come back for updates (we will talk about how jeans should fit next week) so you can learn more about this fascinating product before you have a chance to purchase one pair of customizable jeans for you.