Denim originated from an Indian fabric known as dungaree!
Yes, dungaree was inspiration for today’s most loved fabric denim. Dungaree is an indigo dyed thick cotton fabric. In the beginning, dungaree fabric was made with indigo warp and undyed white weft 2×2 twill weave. Hence the fabric had the unique shaded effect with shaded indigo in right side and faded bluish white in wrong side.
Read more about Denim origin in Wikipedia.
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