I think denim is my favourite fabric. I love how it gets softer with wear and washings (there is nothing more comfortable than a broken in pair of jeans). If it gets torn it or cut it frays in such away as to enhance the fabric. You can do many distresses on it because it is very strong.
You can wear it casual, dressed up or for working in the garden. Its always fashionable.
When I came across this fantastic find at Salvation Army in Courtenay last week I couldn't resist buying it. A portion of it is already slated for a suit made from a pair of jeans and some fabric.
Check it out 5.5 meters of 64" wide denim for $20. It is usually $15-$20 per meter at the fabric store.