A tough fabric, “serge de Nimes” was the base for the denim workwear clothes Levi Strauss created somewhere back in1853. An invention that has survived many hypes and trends and has grown over decades into an evergreen that appeals to almost everyone. History tells us that the fabric was produced in Nimes in the South of France and was dyed indigo blue because at that time this was the cheapest dye in the market. This blue dye came from Genova, which then was under French reign, and was called bleu de Gênes. This is were the name (blue) jeans derived from. The cloth was called denim from shortening the fabric name “serge de Nimes”. The colour blue is also an evergreen and a favourite colour for many people, it is associated with peace and harmony, intelligence and trust. So I suggest to take these two evergreens as a starting point to create beautiful designs.