Japanese rope dyed indigo denim (heavy weight) 390gsm~11.5oz
Composition: 100% Cotton
Damien is a traditional rich dark indigo denim.
This denim changes a lot when washed, please refer to pictures to see stock and washed samples. When washed the colour intensifies and the starch will washout so it isn't as stiff. When you order a sample you will receive a wash and unwashed sample.
Please note that we have added a short clip to show the colour, how 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.
All our Japanese cotton prints meet the Oeko-Tex standard, we only use mills which are certified and checked yearly. Simon the owner of Potters has been in the business for 25 plus years and built up a solid relationship with the mills we work with and sourcing agents. We really pride ourselves on this as we know we can trust the mills we use for quality and standard, HOWEVER STOCKS ARE LIMITED!
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.
Minimal shrinkage about 2-3% if any
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.
We charge $1 for 1 swatch.