How Figure-Hugging Jeans Nearly Created a Crisis With US Currency

by , 02/02/14
filed under: Design, Ecouterre

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If you own a pair of jeans that fit so snugly that they can be confused for colored cling-wrap, chances are they contain a hefty amount of spandex. For the past twenty-odd years, Americans have been adding the synthetic fiber to denim to obtain that figure-hugging look. Unfortunately for the makers of US currency, that means they can now no longer use the waste fabric from jeans to create dollar bills.


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