In the late 1800's, the looms were narrow, less than 3 feet wide, and the edges were finished off and color coded as a method of tagging and tracking lot numbers through the factory. This process was referred to as "Selvedge" and the machinery is still running today thanks to a lingering demand that still exist for an artisan's approach. At Bills Khakis, we're committed to bringing back quality in clothing that's been lost. Nowhere is it more evident than here. 13.5-oz. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Machine washable.