Anonymous asked: Hi, I recently came across brands that now sell raw denim that has been washed once. Would these kind of raws still get the same fades and contrast with daily wear??
They would not get the same kinds of fades and contrasts as raw, unwashed denim. Actually, it shouldn’t even be called raw denim if it has already been washed! They will still fade, but not as much as unwashed denim. When the denim is washed, the water takes out all the starch which is why the washed denim is very soft. Without the starch, you can’t set in creases and folds as well and the denim won’t experience as much abrasion.