Textile Dye diagram with links to all related terms in the Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia
Raw denim (dry) contrary to washed denim, is a denim fabric not coated after being dyed during its production. Over time, denim will extensively fade, which is often considered desirable.
Pre-shrunk means the denim has been penetrated to make sure that the garment will shrink less than 3% in washing. And that’s just a technical way of saying that washing your jeans should not affect the fit of the garment.
Fading (textile) is a subjective term used to describe the lightening of the colour of a jeans fading (pigmented) following exposure to the effects of washing, wearing, light, heat, time, temperature and chemicals.