Selvedge denim isn't actually a type of denim (even though many titles include this term), but instead the name for the edge of the fabric as it comes from the loom. These edges are woven or knit so that they don't fray or ravel. This denim can only be made using a specific shuttle loom and is generally a little bit more expensive.
Raw denim is not washed after having been dyed. This gives it a dark, crisper feel and allows you to wear it in how you would like to. The longer you abstain from washing your denim, the darker your pants will stay. Some people never wash their jeans.
Denim also varies in weight, which indicates how forgiving the actual fabric will be. Higher weights are generally stiffer, thicker, last longer, hold their dye/color better and and are warmer than light weight denim, which is easier-wearing and better for milder temps.
Sanforization and Wash
Most denim is sanforized, a process that reduces shrinkage after your first pass through the machine. We do not carry any unsaforized denim, but it is usually clealy marked as such, or as "Shrink to Fit." Most denim that isn't raw is washed to some degree after the dying process, often with stones, skate wheels, or other objects that impart the fabric with a distressed, softer, lived-in look or feel.
Unless the tag specifies alternative care instructions, we recommend washing your denim inside-out in cold water with like colors to avoid fading and color transfer. Hang dry to prevent shrinking and fabric break down.
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