#1: a) Imagine jeans as starting off deep blue and slowly progressing their way to near-white. As an extreme example, would you see much fading/creasing on a pair of white jeans? Not washing jeans (or washing them in dark woolite) helps to preserve their original dark color, thus making the wear that much more visible and striking. That said, fading depends on usage and brand more than whether it's raw or one-wash. APC's and Julian Red's appear to fade like crazy but then if you're someone like CheapMutha, it doesn't matter what you wear: it WILL fade. b)Heaviness/stiffness has to do with the fabric and not the wash. Not all jeans are created equal. Heavier jeans=more stiffness. #2: If it's a resin you'll be attempting to escape Alcatraz if you want to get the same kind of fading you see on one-wash/raw's. Resin's just a layer over the fabric that will try its damnedest to prevent the friction/stiffness needed for the fading you're thinking of.