- The word actually comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called serge, originally made in Nîmes, France, by the André family. Originally called serge de Nîmes, the name was soon shortened to denim (de Nimes = denims)!
- Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue "jeans", though "jean" then denoted a different, lighter cotton textile; the contemporary use of jean comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy (Gênes), where the first denim trousers were made.
Italian Sailors from Genoa were the first to wear blue jeans, the name jeans is derived from the word Genoa, a Genovese cloth merchant invented Blue Denim Jeans for the Genovese navy.
So because of this, I have decided to do my Sunday Creative tribute to Denim through Music!Enjoy Blue Jean by David Bowie & then the 3 huge American exports below that.....