DENIM GLOSSARY

7- SANFORIZED / UNSANFORIZED

Sanforized

Sanforization is a kind of finish applied mainly on cotton in which the fabric goes through a machine that stretches, shrunks and fixes the fabric in order to stabilize, lessen or minimize the shrinkage that might occur after the first wash or during production.

Unsanforized denim

Unsanforized or shrink-to-fit denim hasn’t gone through the sanforization process.

Therefore it can shrink up to 15% after the first wash.

Unsanforized fabrics often have a rougher and hairier surface.

Unsanforized

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Sanforized

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