Japanese Denim means denim woven in Japan on vintage shuttle looms, as opposed to much faster and more modern projectile looms which now produce the bulk of the world’s denim. Initially known as 'self-edge', the selvedge is the narrow , tightly woven band on both edges of the denim fabric. A selvedge end prevents the edge of the denim from unravelling and shows a clean, finished look. Old shuttle looms produce denim where selvedges are closed. Alternatively, on larger modern weaving machines, the weft yarn is cut on every pick, resulting in a fringed edge.
Fabric is sold in ¼ metre increments (ex. 4 Units = 1 Meter)
Content: 100% Cotton
Gutermann Thread Colour: #117
Fabric Width: 30" / 76 cm
Suitable for: Skirts, Dresses, Jacket and Jeans
Sold by: 1/4 Metre