Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider
Is raw denim the same as dry denim? Are you guys concerned about the indigo ink coming off and stain the clothes that you wear with the denim and or the seats in the car/home. If I do buy raw denim, what is the best way to ensure that all of the excess indigo ink would have washed off and that the colour would stay constant until it wears out?
Raw denim isn't necessarily the same as dry denim. Raw denim hasn't been washed, dry denim may have been washed once or twice. Dry means it hasn't been washed or distressed to give artificial wear marks. Some dry denims bleed more than others. Just be aware of things around you. The best way to ensure the excessive indigo has been washed off is...wash them off. After a lot of wear, the indigo will also be rubbed off. Once you're satisfied with this, try not to wash often, or just send the jeans to a dry cleaner to keep the indigo level.