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Vol.06 Can’t You Ask Now? The Reason of Making Selvadge

デニム研究所管理者

デニム研究所管理者

Today’s topics.

Vol.06 Can’t You Ask Now? The Reason of Making Selvadge

What’s ‘selvadge’?

Selvadge is the end of the denim fabric.
We colled it ‘MIMI’ in Japanese.
‘MIMI’ means ears.

 

┃Selvage is a Symbol of Vintage Denim

Selvadge can make by only suttle loom weaving machine.
Every fabric made by this machine before mass production.

This is suttle.

The old style loom  sends this shape of boat shuttle and weaves the fabric.

Shuttle pull weft yarn clearance of warp yarn.
They shuttle right and left, so they can make seldvage.

┃Unevenness of fabrics born from old shuttle loom

Compared to the latest loom, the width of denim woven by old shuttle loom is narrow and the speed is inferior.
However, the charm of cloth which can only be output by old  shuttle loom machines is other than selvadge.

 

Slowly woven denim, rough texture is made on the fabric.
Adjusting the tension of the thread also changes the appearance of this unevenness.

This sense of unevenness is the sense of texture of cotton and the denim that is familiar to the body enough to wear it,
It produces beautiful color fades.

 

┃Limited Crafter’s Technique

Maintenance is indispensable for old shuttle loom every day.
Craftsmen who control the loom hear the sounds of several looms and prepare the daily routine day by day.

It is also often to fine-tune by themselves when there is a problem by leaving parts that are not present anymore.

 

┃Colors of Selvadge

Finally introduce Selvadge color.


Put red and white thread at the end of the warp.
Origin is that Levi’s company put red that is the brand color with the stylish wearing effect on the denim.

Selvadge color which is also symbolic of the personality of the brand now.

Selvadge color which imaged ‘Blue’ or ‘Cote d’Ivoire × Japan’ according to the characteristics of the fabric is also popular in JAPAN BLUE JEANS.

 

Denim where various facial expressions appear for thread thickness and weave.

Since there are various fabric differences, please do research at the online shop or touch the store actually to try it.

Thank you.