This denim is dyed with Indigo. One characteristic of Indigo dyes is the beautiful fade that occurs naturally. We suggest you do not wash your jeans for at least six months so you give the denim time to mature and adapt to your body.
Here are a few tips when you are washing and drying your denim:
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not use detergents that contain fabric brightening agents.
- Do not wash it with other garments. The dye will bleed into the water and may transfer to other clothes
- During drying the wet denim, make sure it is not in contact with other clothing. The excess dye may transfer.
- When you are outdoors and sweating there may be a risk that the dye may transfer to other clothes or accessories you are wearing.
- If submerged in water for extended periods of time, the indigo dye may bleed out.
21oz denim is not washed, but it is sanforized to prevent major shrinking.
(NOTE: The amount of shirking varies depending on how the denim is washed and dried.)
You can expect around 0.5 inches of shrinking after the first wash. Please take that into account if you are going to hem the jeans. We suggest you hem the jeans either after the first wash or take the shrinking into effect when you hem them.
The numbers on our size charts are measurements taken after the first wash.
Sanforizing is pre-shrinking the fabric to limit further shrinking to less than 2%. If the denim is not sanforized, the denim can shrink up to 10%. During the sanforizing process, the denim is first shrunk, and then stretched to its final size.
Sanforizing also makes the fabric stronger as the fabric contracts. This creates durable and strong jeans.
This denim is very firm so when you button your jeans, open up the hole slightly and slip the button through. Once the button is in the hole, please treat it with care as sudden opening or closing of the hole may cause damage.