What is selvedge?
Originally known as ‘self-edge’ the name refers to the tightly woven edge of the fabric which prevents unravelling. Selvedge is old style denim woven on narrow looms and typically has a more characterful appearance and a higher level of quality than mass produced denim.
As your jacket gets older and starts to fade you want to create your own fade lines rather than have the washing machine do it. If you want the best look wash at 3 to 6 month intervals or as little as possible. Follow our washing directions here. Don’t just stick them in the washing machine with everything. For best results drip dry, don’t spin, and definitely don’t tumble dry.
Will my jacket shrink?
The denim we use is raw. This means that it hasn’t been washed and hasn’t been through chemical colour-fast treatments. It has been sanforized though, which means that shrinkage on first wash will be minimal – less than 2% in length and 1% in width.
Is this eco denim?
Working with Italian denim masters, Candiani, the world’s most Eco denim mill, our selvedge denim has the highest environmental credentials.
At all stages of manufacture, environmental sustainability is at the forefront of the selvedge production with BCI cotton, microplastics free dye process, solar power and water recycling just some of the process that are used.