An 'Overview' of the Denim Washing Process
To make a wash, especially one which has a more 'natural' looking character, it requires many complicated stages, which need carefully monitoring in order to achieve a consistency within production runs.

Whilst it is completely impossible that every individual piece is identical with another due to human hand processing an the nature of the denim and indigo coloration, at Edwin we take the utmost care in development of the washes created so that at every step of the way, we are as close as possible in reproducing the production pieces based on the original sample piece created.

It is more of a science, as denim reacts to so many different elements such as the difference in PH levels in the water we use, which is then recycled, or how the denim reacts simply within the air as it is between processes.
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All of these stages require the utmost efficiency in order to respond to the demands of our clients 'production' orders. We have broken it down into simple stages using one of the Edwin washes, so that we may better understand the time and complexity involved in creating one 'simple' wash.

(Please bear in mind that the processes have been simplified in order to more effectively communicate the process. Some of the more 'minor' steps have been left out within this general overview).

The wash process is the stage following the construction of the garment once patterns have been cut following a strict guideline of instructions from the design and production teams, taking into account all the trims and thread specifications required in creating a five pocket denim jean.