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denim

Textiles
1. 
a. a hard-wearing twill-weave cotton fabric used for trousers, work clothes, etc.
b. (as modifier): a denim jacket
2. 
a. a similar lighter fabric used in upholstery
b. (as modifier): denim cushion covers

denim

[′den·əm]
(textiles)
A sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric having a solid-colored warp and a white filling.
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For the boys, raw denim pants and long antique coats will be big news, as well as dark military styles and worker pants.
In an effort to both learn how much bacteria was collected and create his ideal pair of jeans, a University of Alberta student wore a raw denim Nudie jeans 330 times without washing them from September 10, 2009 until December 17, 2010, reports ABC News.
Sympathy vote: Disney No-one Understands Me T-shirt,; pounds 12, New Look; Tough talking: Jack Jones burnt orange Execute T-shirt, pounds 20, USC; How original: G-Star Raw Denim khaki T-shirt, pounds 27, USC; An armless choice: Von Dutch; Refreshing change: Red Nancy's; A bright buy: Stark; yellow and green T-shirt, pounds 18, USC; Soda Fountain T-shirt, pounds 22, Oasis; Originals yellow vest, pounds 45, USC; Words of warning: FCUK Nice and; Sleazy T-shirt, pounds 20, USC; Royal treat: Queen of Fashion top, pounds 13.
To this end, they cut, constructed, and hand-frayed raw denim, later treating it with a chemical wash to achieve the particular pale shade that marks the collection.
But, lovers of raw denim have another strategy-don't wash them at all.
The Denim Drive, launched in September 2005, collected nearly 20,000 pairs of jeans that have been converted to 80,000 square feet of UltraTouch denim insulation through a process of cleaning and shredding the raw denim by JBM Fibers in Brownsville, Texas and manufactured into eco-friendly UltraTouch denim insulation by Bonded Logic, Inc.