Quote:Mercerising is more costly compared to not mercerising a denim. Obviously it's an extra process denim has to go through (done at the end of the denim making process), increasing costs and time. - and one that is deemed unnecessary for many consumers (eg. if a denim is going to be bleached, super stonewashed, handbrushed, punctured, crinkled, resin'd etc, the benefits of the mercerising will be largely lost). As far as I know, the yarn made to weave denim is never mercerised before weaving. Presumably it must have something to do with the peculiarities of indigo dyeing, which is very different from producing shirtings and other 'fine' yarn dyed fabrics.
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4/10/05 at 3:39pm