Douglas denim $19.00 per metre
Japanese rope dyed denim (heavy weight) 406gsm (12oz)
Composition: 98% Cotton 2% Pu
Douglas denim is a dark indigo denim. It has 2% Pu meaning it has stretch.
Please note when your order a sample you will receive a wash and unwashed sample. Our denims change a lot when washed as starch washes out and colour intensifies. Please take this into account when viewing photos and ordering.
Please note that we have added a short clip of the colour to show it can change in different lights and how the fabric moves. If you are still unsure about the colour please order a swatch.
Rope dyed denim is recognised as the highest quality denim dyeing technique. This is due to the high level of colour uniformity and the rich colour that is achieved. Other dying methods such as slasher dyeing where the yarn is soaked in indigo baths, will not produce an even and consistent colour shade throughout the width and length.
Rope dyed denim is created by taking the cotton thread and twisting into a rope. The rope is then shortly and repeatedly dipped into indigo resulting in a dyed surface while the core remains a cotton colour. This process of dipping the yarn could be repeated up to 12 times, until desired colour. The ‘ring dyed’ yarns fades faster than yarn that are completely soaked with indigo, creating the denim look.
All our rope dyed denim in made in Indonesia with Japanese machinery and technology. As it is dyed with indigo dye the denim will need to be washed separately first before use. In the first wash, colour will run from the fabric but the indigo will intensify. The fabric will also soften, as it will wash away the starch that has been applied during production.
The story behind our Japanese Cotton stocks buys — As we have been in the industry over 25 year we are lucky enough to get the opportunity to stock buy ends of high quality Japanese fabric. This means we can sell them at a very affordable price.
**Please note this is a Japanese stock buy so once stock is sold out we cannot reorder
Oeko-Tex 100 Standard.
Perfect for jeans, winter dresses and jackets!
Hand wash in Warm water. Do not Soak, Bleach or Wring. Drip Dry or Dry without delay away from direct Heat. Warm Iron. Dry Cleanable.
This cotton blend has minimal shrinkage about 2-3% if any. This because of the high quality yarn and the different washes we apply during production you will find they don’t shrink at all. But as a precaution we ask all our customers to wash there fabric before sewing, just in case…
The colour in the pictures can vary, depending on the screen and light you view the photo on. If you are unsure of the colour or need to check the weight and handle please order a swatch.