Before referring to jeans, we must talk about Denim as a diagonal lines fabric in cotton fiber that emerged in Europe during the Middle Ages, for making workwear. In France peasants wore costumes made from this material known as “cloth of Nimes” (deNim), hence its name.

People generally rate Denim as jeans, denim, denim, or indigo; but in reality it is not the same.

Denim or denim as it is generally called in Mexico, is the material from which a certain type of garment is made.

Jeans or Jeans are the pants created with Denim, which were popularized by Levis Strauss in 1855, for the elaboration of the pants of the miners for their resistant material, which contained different pockets to store tools and various minerals, without the garment being affected.

In 1972, a Nevada tailor named Jacobs Davis joins Strauss to reinforce the pants that were already being made with rivets at the stress points, to make them even more resistant and turn them into work uniforms.

Indigo is a dye that is used to dye Denim, from India.

The Denim fabric turned out to be very resistant, which is why it was also used to make awnings and tents, due to its great resistance to winds, water, bad conditions and friction.

The most common is blue; however, it can be dyed in any color and can be made from jeans to bikinis. It has changed over time, with the various technological processes, in which it has been combined with fibers from different mixtures such as polyester and lycra, among others; This has allowed designers and brands to start experimenting with weaving.

Companies that carry out all kinds of chemical treatments are helping with the enhancement that the fashion industry wants to give Denim garments, for their differentiation after the application of different processes.

Jeans are made of Denim and are therefore the most universal item of clothing in the history of modern society. Although it was initially a work garment, from the 1950s it began to establish itself as a youth garment that, to this day has become a fashion without age limits.

The jean having permanence in its use, for decades has been transformed into the symbolic and fetish clothing of the massive culture; not surprisingly, almost nobody is missing a Denim garment inside their wardrobe.

Throughout more than 100 years of Denim’s history, there have been various models and designs of jeans, with variation of colors and shapes that have made it the garment that everyone in the world has worn at least once in the lifetime.

The finish that is given to Denim is decided by the designer according to the trends of the moment and the appearance that he wishes to reflect.

Some fashion brands that specialize in Denim have created their own processes, which differentiate them from their competitors; These are sent to do in industrial laundries or companies that are dedicated to provide that type of service.

On many occasions within the portfolio of services offered by these companies with industrial laundries, they have a team that is in charge of investigating trends and developing new Denim finishes to offer their clients.

Among the finishes that can be given to Denim, are the industrial laundry where garments with a chemical product are processed, to be dyed, bleached, softened, etc. Or the manual technique, which is when an operator performs an individual action on each garment separately.

Every process of Denim before becoming a garment like jean, goes through a series of transformations such as gumming, which protects each of the threads with products such as starches and acrylic resins with high, medium and low viscosities, protecting it from the friction of the loom and giving greater resistance.

It is a type of fabric that requires texture, flexibility and hardness at the same time, so it goes through a sanforizing process (an industrial procedure that consists of heating, cooling and ironing, to avoid shrinkage when washed); This gives a final finish to the fabric.

In Medellín C.I EL GLOBO S.A.S in alliance with one of the best laundries in Colombia, the client can count on all kinds of effects for their Denim garments, providing finished pieces of excellent quality.