Denim Originiated in India!

Denim originated from an Indian fabric known as dungaree!

Denim origin from Dungaree of IndiaYes, 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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  1. Wow, I did not know this. Thanks for sharing, Sindhu ?

    • Kiran, It was a wow moment for me too when I came to know about Denim’s origin in India. I checked repeatedly if I was reading wrong ?

  2. That’s an amazing fact…so even Denim has an Indian touch!

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