Who Invented Blue Jeans?


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The first jeans were brought to market in 1873 by Levi Strauss, who was a 24-year-old immigrant from Germany. Eventually sold to miners, the jeans were fashioned from heavy canvas that was used for making wagon covers and tents.

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Who Invented Blue Jeans?
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The original material used made the jeans itchy and caused chafing, so Strauss added a French fabric called serge de Nimes. Later, this material would become known as denim and the pants would be called blue jeans.

Levi Strauss & Company is still in business as of August 2014. Levis Strauss received a patent on May 20, 1873, for his jeans and the riveting process he helped create that gave the pants superior strength.

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