Saturday, November 22, 2014
Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbon
The jeans ribbons is a poetic reference to malfunctioning genes associated with these disorders. The golden rivet in the center refers to the origin of jeans when Jacob Davis first used reinforced metal rivets to make hardy denim work pants - also known as jeans, first created sometime in the 1870s.
The golden rivet also symbolizes the proverbial golden genetic thread that connects all of our lives. It is reminder that we are all related to each other and share the same basic genetic blueprint. And that strangers, friends and others are actually members of our family. Furthermore the golden rivet distinguishes this blue ribbon symbol from the multitudes of other important causes that also utilize a blue ribbon.