DENIM TAKES TO THE SEAS

1600S – 1700S

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Jean fab­ric didn’t stay in Italy’s !elds and farms for long – over the next cen­tury, denim be­gan to make ap­pear­ances over­seas. Be­gin­ning with mariners from Genoa, who would cast large swaths of the cloth over their valu­able wares on ships, denim be­gan to de­velop a de­mand abroad. Ital­ian traders be­gan to sell jean gar­ments in large quan­ti­ties in Eng­land. In the late 1700s, denim makes its ap­pear­ance in Amer­ica, where textile mills be­gin to experiment de­signs that uti­lized the sturdy fab­ric.

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