Basic definitions to understand denim
If you are a fan of denim you might have more than one garment manufactured with this fabric in the closet, and although denim garments seem similar, they are not exactly the same. So today we will tell you the basics that will help you understanding the different types of denim.
Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, advised about this topic “denim has much to offer to the persons who like wearing it and to those who have never tried it on, it is a fabric that is constantly evolving”.
Here are the basics you need to know about denim that will make your life easier:
- What is the raw denim? – This fabric is also known as “dry denim”, as it has not processed with the usual washing methods that common denim does. The texture is extremely rigid with a dark blue color that makes it unique. Many denim fans prefer this type of fabric as they can give them the finishing they wish with the use and washes. Raw denim jeans will easily adapt to your body. It is highly recommended not to wash your raw denim garments after you have worn them for a few months. Once you are ready to wash your clothes use cold water and a special detergent for dark colors.
- What is the washed denim? – This is exactly the opposite to the raw denim version, where fabric is wash processed to give it a used look, making the jeans look like them have been previously worn. This is the most common type of fabric in the market, with a pretty soft texture and different washes adapting to the consumers’ needs.
- What is the selvedge denim? – Many persons confuse this fabric with the raw denim version but they are completely different. Selvedge denim is all about the edges of the fabric, which are not finished like the common fabric.
“There is no wonder why more people is making denim more popular each day, this fabric has many characteristics that makes more people adding it to their wardrobe each day”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.