What is Selvedge Denim?

Selvedge denim, also known as selvage denim, is a type of denim woven on traditional shuttle looms. 

The term "selvedge" comes from "self-edge" and refers to the self-bound edge on both sides of the fabric that prevents fraying. This distinctive edge is often marked by a coloured selvage line, also known as a selvedge ID, which originally identified the mill that produced it.

Raw Indigo Selvedge Denim

White selvedge ID, shown on our Raw Indigo denim

This characteristic is one of the key features of selvedge denim and is often visible when cuffs are rolled up, revealing the distinctive selvedge edge. Our selvedge denim has been left blank for a more minimalist and clean look.

One of the most popular aspects of selvedge denim is how it evolves over time, developing a distinctive patina that tells a story. As you wear your selvedge denim, it starts to exhibit fading patterns and creases that are unique to your experiences. This natural aging process of selvedge denim is what sets it apart from other types of denim.


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