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Different Types of Denim Fabric

Cotton Serge

  • The traditional denim is 100 percent cotton serge. Additionally, denim is often blended with other fabrics.

Raw Denim

  • Raw denim is dark, unwashed fabric that is stiff and very durable. It fades with wear in certain areas, creating a natural distressed look. It also fades with washing.

Selvage Denim

  • The premium type of raw denim fabric is selvage denim, with tight weaving and natural edges that will not unravel. Selvage denim is more expensive than other raw denim.

Stretch Denim

  • The blend closest to pure denim is called stretch denim, which usually includes 2 or 3 percent Spandex material for a bit of give in the fabric.


  • Poly-denim blends look like a dressier denim, and are more lightweight, which makes them more convenient to wash and dry. They also are more resistant to wrinkling.


  • Denim is also sometimes blended with the plant fiber ramie, which reduces wrinkling and gives the fabric a softer feel.


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