In addition to its less conventional weave, another distinctive quality of this fabric is its propensity to fade relatively easily. One of the main attractions of raw denim lies in its ability to shape itself perfectly around your body over time, creating a pair of jeans with varying intensities of indigo that form a unique pattern unique to you alone. Nonetheless, achieving this effect demands patience and commitment, particularly when it comes to achieving a brighter fabric hue. This is precisely why pre-washed jeans tend to find broader popularity; many people simply don’t want to wait and invest time and effort into the process.
Enter 14 oz. easy fade LHT selvedge.
To avoid any confusion, our intention is not trying to cut corners here. This fabric still demands considerable care, effort, and dedication to achieve fading, but we’ve made things slightly easier for once. With that said, let's delve into the technical explanation behind this recent development.
The warp yarns have been dyed by Candiani using a method in which a great portion of the yarn's core remains untouched, keeping the indigo confined to the surface. In simpler terms, this means that wearers will require less time to reveal the white core, thereby shortening the duration needed for wearing and fading.
Candiani has trademarked this technique Indigo Juice®, drawing a parallel to the way indigo is absorbed akin to a juice. Furthermore, this innovation results in a reduction of up to 15% in energy consumption and up to 15% in water usage during the denim dyeing process, making this a more sustainable option too. And by the way, did we mention that its yarns are made from 100% organic cotton?
The close-up image displays two yarns: one dyed with regular indigo at the top, and another dyed with Indigo Juice® at the bottom. Notably, the latter exhibits a clearly defined white core when untwisted.