Read the article below, then answer the questions in the following quiz.
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Crazy Mom’s Fashion.
It started 20 years ago. One day, Jane Smith, a busy mom and a loving wife, went shopping for new clothes. After a few hours of searching, she came home exhausted and disappointed. In the mid-80s, few manufacturers made clothes for women over thirty. “Thousands of women in England have the same problem, and I will help them,” – thought Mrs. Smith. With very little money, no connections in the fashion world and a husband who thought that her idea was crazy, the ambitious woman decided to start up her own business.
Jane designed her first collection of twenty clothing items, bought suitable material and sewing machines, and hired experienced tailors.
The Smiths’ balcony turned into a workshop.
When the collection was ready, Jane offered it to a famous chain of stores.
To her surprise, they bought the whole collection at once.
When they asked her about the name of her company, Jane looked at her husband, smiled and said: “Crazy Mom”.
The collection was sold in a very short time – women liked Jane’s models.
In a month, the manager of the chain ordered more clothes from “Crazy Mom” and Jane had to hire more people and find a bigger place for the workshop.
The next step was opening her own shop at the central train station in Manchester.
You are going to read about the history of jeans. Read the article carefully before completing the quiz below.
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The word jeans comes from a kind of material that was made in Europe. The material, called jean, was named after sailors from Genoa in Italy, because they wore clothes made from it. In the 18th century jean cloth was made completely from cotton and workers at that time loved wearing it because the material was very strong and it did not wear out easily. In the 1960s, many university and college students wore jeans. Designers made different styles of jeans to match the 1960s' fashions: embroidered jeans, painted jeans and so on... In the 1970s more and more people started wearing jeans because they became cheaper. In the 1980s jeans finally became high fashion clothing, when famous designers started making their own styles of jeans, with their own labels on them. Sales of jeans went up and up. But in the 1990s the worldwide economic situation got worse, and the sale of jeans stopped growing. However, jeans have never been out of fashion, and today young generation is still fond of wearing them.
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