Jeans are probably the most popular clothes in the world. We wear jeans everywhere and every day, enjoying the convenience of this wonderful fabric. But what do we know about its history?
Jeans are named after the city of Genoa, Italy (in French, "Gênes"), a place where cotton corduroy, called either jean or jeane, was manufactured. The name “denim” comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called “Serge de Nîmes”, originally made in Nîmes, France, hence “de Nîmes” - “denim”. Weavers of Nîmes tried to reproduce the Genoa cotton corduroy. After several tries, failures and errors, they finally developed another twill fabric that became extremely popular and known as denim.