Selvedge denim is woven using old-fashioned denim-weaving techniques; Low Tension weaving on old looms (the newst loom is from 1955). Selvedge looms were popular in denim weaving until the mid-to-late 1900’s. US denim mills began modernizing their machinery to speed production as demand for denim grew world-wide. For these mills, that were focused more and more on increasing output, the use of old selvedge looms became unwanted, making the looms obsolete due to their slower and less consistent production.
Selvedge tends to have a tighter, denser weave than non-selvedge. The higher density gives the denim a sturdier hand. The use of the older selvedge loom technology also creates variations on the denim surface (due to inconsistencies in the weaving process) compared to denim woven on modern looms. These variations make the denim visually unique.
The word selvedge comes from “self-edge.”
Selvege collection is made up of 40/50 items ranging from shirt weight 5 oz up to mid/heavy weight like 18 and 21 OZ
Colors are from deep blue (where up to 10 dips are made, some using also natural indigo) to light chambray colors, white ready to dye, deep black and grey