Selvedge denim is a specialized denim fabric in which the edges of the textile are woven tightly in a crisscross pattern to prevent the fraying of loose ends. Known to be strong and highly durable, it is woven on narrow width shuttle looms that were traditionally used for weaving fabrics. A single weft (horizontal) yarn is carried by a shuttle back and forth from one end of the fabric to the other, binding the warp (vertical) yarns, creating a self-edge that does not unravel and making the weave structurally stable and compact.
Jeans made from selvedge denim have an atypical straight line silhouette with a busted or split side-seam whose edges needn't be overlocked. This distinctive signature is a mark of authenticity, quality and make which is revealed when your pair of jeans is turned up.