Turkish denim manufacturer Isko has launched a new selvedge range of fabrics with 19 different options in elasticity and weight ranging from 7.75 oz. to 14.5 oz. As per Sourcing Journal, the collection comprises 10 fabrics that maintain the raw look of the selvedge denim and six fabrics that offer 13 percent to 29 percent flexibility. The collection’s remaining high-stretch offerings feature 40 percent to 52 percent elasticity. The fabrics are available in a variety of Italian-inspired fashion and Japanese-inspired vintage washes, which emulate selvedge’s signature worn looks.
The fabrics are made by Isko’s R-Two Platform by using a mixture of reused cotton from Isko’s own production loss, and recycled polyester derived from PET bottles. They are certified either by Recycled Claim Standard (RSC) certification or Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification depending on the percentage of materials contained.
Selvedge denim is available in a 32-inch roll versus the 62-inch standard. This year, brands such as Closed, Todd Synder, Denham and Grivec Bros have launched collections featuring the classic fabric. In September last year, Walmart launched Free Assembly, a denim-centric apparel brand created by its in-house design team that produces affordable selvedge denim, in addition to other men’s apparel items.