Types of Denim

Denim, especially jeans, can come in many shapes, sizes, but also types. For fashionistas this may not be so much of a surprise, but by trying out different kinds you can begin to gain a new appreciation for denim, and also have some fashion-related fun too. Whether stretched, washed or raw, different kinds of denim not only can appear differently but also contain different properties. Below is a little overview of different kinds of denim available, as well as some things to think about when it comes to stain removal.


From jeggings to bell-bottoms, and even dungarees, denim has been worn in a variety of clothing, and remains a classic staple in just about everyone’s wardrobe. They’re an iconic item; ranging from the simple straight fit to boot cut and even skinny fit. Chances are you’re wearing a pair right now!


Raw Denim

The name behind ‘raw denim’ is all down to the wash. Raw denim is not washed after having been dyed during its creation. This means that the colour will fade over time, which many people like. This usually occurs over areas of most wear, such as your knees.


Washed Denim

Most denims are ‘washed’. This makes them softer, but they also can look worn even before their first wear. This can lead to a ‘distressed’ look.


Selvage Denim

‘Selvage denim’ is a unique kind of denim. It’s made by one continuous cross-yarn: quite an advanced process that leads to a strong, hard-wearing piece of clothing.


Stretch Denim

Stretch denim isn’t just cotton, but also features elastics that have give, but keep the jeans tight to your legs. Of course, the more stretched, the less time it will last!


Denim Stains

Although there are several different kinds of denim, washing out most stains that may be found on your clothing (such as grease stains or coffee stains) is easy with Resolve®. Generally what product you should use depends on the type of stain, but for many Resolve® Gold Oxi-Action Powder is enough for the task at hand.

For pre-treating denim, mix a quarter scoop of powder with warm water. Apply the mix to the entire stain then use the special Resolve® scoop within the Resolve Gold Oxi-Action Powder tub to rub the mixture in, leaving for a maximum of five minutes before washing off.

For general washings, add one scoop to your washing machine with every wash to get great stain removal results!