Unwashed, raw or virgin denim is the original way denim was produced and sold before various finishing processes where invented. Following the dyeing and weaving of denim, the fabric is very stiff and retains a deep indigo hue. The wearer would have to break in their jeans over time, wearing them so they would mould to their body and shape, and create unique creases, folds and fade marks with time and wear. Nowadays many denim lovers view raw denim as the preferred, pure form of denim jeans. See also 'Virgin Denim.'