How Do Jeans Get Blue?

This week Reactions is taking a look at the blue in your jeans–how’d they get blue? There’s a lot of science and chemistry that goes into the color of your pants.

Blue jeans are among the most popular clothing items in the entire world. But how did Levi Strauss get his “workwear,” as he called it, so blue? Through chemistry, of course. This week, we look at the chemistry of everyone’s favorite pair of pants.

Check out Lauren Wolf’s original article on jeans:

Also check out our sister series “Speaking of Chemistry” starring Lauren and other awesome folks:

Words/Talking: Noel Waghorn
Pretty Pictures: Sean Parsons

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