Selvedge comes from the term "self-edge," the woven strip on both edges of a roll of fabric. It is premium quality denim with a clean, tailored look.
It comes from the term “self-edge,” the woven strip on both edges of a roll of fabric. Selvedge is traditionally woven on narrow-width shuttle looms, producing a clean edge with no fringe. This type of denim fabric is known for its rigidity and association with premium denim garments.
What makes selvedge denim unique is the production process and the quality of strength created by that method. "Raw denim” refers to garments that haven’t gone through pre-washing, “selvedge” simply refers to denim from the edge of a roll of fabric.
A bobbin of thread is carried in a shuttle that travels back and forth across the loom, creating a seam. Since this seam is not cut after each weft insertion, the tightly bound edge is less likely to unravel. When used with jeans, the garment is more likely maintain its integrity.