Washing techniques for denim jeans

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Denim garment and jeans washing is a well established process for producing fashion items for leisure wear. The evolution of denim washing and the different washing techniques are discussed in this chapter. New environmentally friendly processes, which are leading to zero effluent discharge, are identified. In addition, the machines used to achieve different washing effects are reviewed. Quality issues such as the factors affecting washing and problems associated with denim garment washing are also provided as reference points for practical usage and quality assurance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDenim
Subtitle of host publicationManufacture, Finishing and Applications
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9780857098498
ISBN (Print)9780857098436
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015


  • Denim garments
  • Fashion trends
  • Jeans
  • Prewashed jeans
  • Stone wash
  • Washing techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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