Summer Selvage Denim

Selvage or Selvedge comes from the phrase “self-edge” or the natural edge of a roll of fabric.  Selvedge denim can only be woven on shuttle-looms, which are rare because they are the vintage machines that Levi’s sold to the Japanese when they upgraded to modern, high-capacity looms.  The Japanese have continued the artisanal methods using these vintage looms that produce better quality,  more expensive denim.  These looms weave fabric with one continuous cross thread  that is passed back and forth all the way down the length of the bolt.  As the weft loops back into the edge of the denim it creates this “self-edge” or selvedge.

Check out these sweet lightweight cotton and linen blend Selvage denim for Spring  Summer 2013.

Cheers, Brad

Leave a Comment

* Required