The Properties of Denim

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When you turn to Hyde Park Denim, you will be getting denim of the highest quality properties. We are a wholesale supplier of denim fabric. From wholesale denim great to retailers to smaller quantities that are perfect for the DIYer, our denim fabric is affordable and dependable.

For more information about our denim fabric for sale, please reach out to us today. The number for our office is (917) 912-6484. When you call, we can go over all of our different denim fabric options available. From the classically blue denim, to durable bull denim, to stretch denim fabric, we have the denim you need! Shop our complete selection of denim fabric today.

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Important Denim Properties

Denim is typically created with clean cotton fibers that get combined into long strings. These strings are woven tightly together with an industrial machine. Here are the three most important properties of these denim properties:


For the most part, denim is a weighty material. This is due to the thickness of the fabric. Any heavier fabrics are likely to become jeans and jackets. The more lightweight denim gets made into skirts, dress and shirts.


When manufacturing, the strands of cotton are woven tightly to provide protection and prevent future tears.


The stiffness comes about due to the type of denim. Raw denim is usually pretty stiff. Whereas a mid-wash denim leads to softer properties.

Durability and thickness are the most important denim fabric properties. These properties come about due to the strength of these twists of yarn. The tightness also means that when the material is dyed, only the surface receives the dye and the thread below remains white.

Denim Pain Points

There are some difficulties that come with the manufacturing of denim fabric. Here are some of the common difficulties you'll see when manufacturing denim.

An Uneven Color Fade

Washing the denim can cause an uneven color fade. Sometimes this is intentional, but sometimes the dying simply happens that way. Or over time, as you wear or use the denim, it fades unevenly.

Color Transfer

In some cases, the denim colors can transfer to other garments. However, this comes down to the manufacturing process. So when you choose Hyde Park Denim, this problem is not very common. But when you buy from a less reputable dealer, then you may have issues with this, since they do not have the quality of our work.

Loss of Shape

During the manufacturing, something called "loss of shape" may happen. This is when seam-twisting and bagging happens, which results in the end product potentially losing some of its shape.


If you do not wash the denim properly, the denim can suffer from malodour. Which is essentially a lack of freshness. Nobody wants that!

Types of Jean Fabric and Their Uses

There are many different types of denim available. At Hyde Park Denim, we sell denim of different styles and color. And can do so for wholesale orders perfect for the retail industry. Each type of denim has its own look, feel and style. Here are some common types of jean fabric.

Raw Denim

Raw denim fabric is one that is unwashed and unfinished. You can spot raw denim by its dark blue color and stiffness.

Mid-Wash Denim

What we mean by mid-wash denim is that this has gone through a mid-length washing process that removes some of the dye. By mid-washing the denim it gives the denim a softer feel than the raw denim.

Acid Wash

Acid wash produces denim that has sharp contrasts in tonal color. You get the unique coloring of acid wash denim by soaking pumice stones in chlorine, then adding them to the washing process.

Sashiko Denim

Sashiki was initially a way of mending all sorts of material by using intricate patterns and stitching to fix clothing, bedding and more. So you can use these intricate patterns to create beautiful jeans that have a pre-worn or "distressed" look to them.