The day jeans were patented – level 3
Levi Strauss was a German immigrant who came to the United States in 1847.
In 1853, Strauss traveled to San Francisco, where he established his business with fabric.
In 1872, Strauss received a letter from a tailor named Jacob Davis. Davis had invented a new method using metal rivets to keep trousers together in parts where they usually ripped during heavy work. Davis was looking for a business partner to help him patent the idea.
Strauss and Davis received the patent for their invention on May 20, 1873.
The first jeans produced by Strauss and Davis were made from denim, a durable cotton fabric.
Jeans quickly became popular among miners, cowboys, and other laborers who needed durable clothing for their work.
Over time, jeans became a symbol of American culture and were embraced by people of all ages and social classes.
Difficult words: rivet (a small metal thing that helps jeans hold together), durable (strong for a long time), laborer (a person who does heavy work), embrace (to accept).
What other significant contributions did Strauss and Davis make to the fashion industry?
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