I love denim and so I have decided to include a section on denim, notably raw denim, on this site. It will include links to forums about denim, online stores where you can buy denim and links to awesome denim brands that should be discovered. I invite everyone to add their comments on the styles that will be posted or even email us pictures of your jeans process (please see below on definition of raw denim to understand this statement!)
Raw denim (also dry denim)
Its essentially virgin denim that has never been washed or treated. Usually really dark blue and stiff when you first put them on but after constant wear they will start to assimilate the shape of your “fit”/body and be worn in the right places.
Source: Urban Dictionary
As opposed to washed denim, is a denim fabric that is not washed after being dyed during its production. It can be identified by its lack of wash and usually starts off as an indigo blue. Most denim is washed after being crafted into an article of clothing in order to make it softer and to eliminate any shrinkage which could cause an item to not fit after the owner washes it. In addition to being washed, non-dry denim is sometimes artificially “distressed” to achieve a worn-in look. Much of the appeal of dry denim lies in the fact that with time the fabric will fade in a manner similar to factory distressed denim. With dry denim, however, such fading is affected by the body of the person who wears the jeans and the activities of their daily life. This creates what many enthusiasts feel to be a more natural, unique look than pre-distressed denim. To facilitate the natural distressing process, some wearers of dry denim will often abstain from washing their jeans for more than six months.