9 Interesting Facts About Denim

Denim – everyone’s favourite. We love it and we live in it: jeans, shirts, jackets, skirts… the list goes on. Having been in use since the 15th century this fabric is still very much in demand; modern-yet-classic, fashionable-yet-casual, plain or faded in different patterns we simply can’t get enough of it.

Denim – everyone’s favourite. We love it and we live in it: jeans, shirts, jackets, skirts… the list goes on. Having been in use since the 15th century this fabric is still very much in demand; modern-yet-classic, fashionable-yet-casual, plain or faded in different patterns we simply can’t get enough of it.I used to be a denim junkie. Before my now famous KonMarie session my wardrobe held over 30 pairs of jeans alone. Crazy, I know… but not to worry as most of them didn’t give me joy anymore they were donated to charity and I am sure someone else somewhere is making very good use of them right now. Anyways, winter is over and spring is upon us, which can mean only one thing – wardrobe change! All this rummaging about in my clothing kind of put me in the mood to find something interesting out about my beloved denim, so here you have it… 9 facts I didn’t know about. I hope you will also find them interesting.

Denim was invented in the 1500s in Genoa, Italy to be worn by the sailors in that city’s navy; it took over 300 years for it to become popular and worn by masses.

In the earlier years, denim was associated with hard working labourers like miners, farmers or railroad workers who needed a durable, long-lasting yet comfortable clothing.

Cowboys = denim. Picture a cowboy. What is he wearing? Cowboy boots, well-worn blue jeans, denim shirt and a hat… am I right?

Blue jeans became popular outside of the United States, thanks to American Soldiers in World War II who wore jeans when they were off-duty.

Every American on average owns 7 pairs of wearable denim clothing? Seems like a lot but just look into your wardrobe, you might really be surprised.

About 2.5 billion yards of denim is produced every year all around the world. Over 50% of denim is produced in Asia alone, specifically in China, India, and Bangladesh.

Most of the denim fabric is washed in water after colouring in order to prevent the shrinkage.

One bale of cotton can be used to produce 225 pairs of denim jeans.

It takes 1800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to make one pair of jeans… ooops! That’s a lot of water!

Are you a denim lover? Could you survive without your favourite pair of jeans?

* This is a collaborative post.

Winter in the country – Top 5 Winter Fashion Essentials

Winter in the country is not the same as a winter in the city, despite the air having the same temperatures, city walls, tall busy buildings and 100s of hot cars in traffic jams make every city feel warmer and cosy, when in the open countryside it’s just you and the elements.

I know that when it comes to fashion we all have our likes, dislikes and often different tastes but if you are living in the countryside I believe you will have the same basic needs as me… one being to wrap up warm so you are ready to face the forces of nature outside.

So today I would like to share with you my top 5 fashion essentials for surviving winter in the countryside.

Winter in the country – Top 5 Winter Fashion EssentialsHat
I might be biased here because I love hats in general, not only in winter, so for me a good hat is a must. I hardly ever leave my house without a hat and if I do this is only because I am wearing a hoodie 🙂 I remember both as a child and a teenager I hated hats! I always thought they were uncool and made me look like a dork. It was only during my uni years that I actually started to develop my love for head wear and since that time my hat collection has ever so slowly kept growing.

Scarf
This is yet another essential which is a must have for any outdoor activity during winter time. Not only will it will keep you warm but a nice scarf can add so much to your entire outfit. Remember accessorising can be very useful as well as fun.

Gloves
Mark says that I am cold blooded as my hands and feet are always freezing (well, I say that my blood pressure is low, but hey ho what does he know) so for that reason alone I always, always have a pair of gloves in my jacket pocket.

Socks
Again this has something to do with me being cold blooded but I hate having cold feet, especially during winter time. Good quality, thick, warm, preferably wool socks can make such a difference to achieving toasty feet.

Snow boots
Well, we might not have the snow very often but despite the name snow boots can be used when no snow has fallen as well 😉 Super warm, waterproof and breathable they offer all I am looking for in my winter footwear.

This is my list of basic essentials for winter in the countryside.

Did I miss something?

Would you replace one of my picks with something else?