- May 5, 2004
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I understand that one of the traditional indigo dye methods was to dissolve the indigo plants in urine.
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THe "sheen" you see on some raw denim like Nudie's RR and some Evisus is because the fabric has been sanforized to minimise shrinkage. Others like Denime and Levis Vintage clothing do not have such a finish on the fabric and as a result have far far greater shrinkage.now we're getting somewhere.but for real - fabrics used to be made with a formaldehyde treatment. (possibly among other things,) it gave the fabric a sheen that you don't get nowadays. i think the EPA put the kibbosh on that. damn EPA. maybe the urine thing is the equivalent of formaldehyde. (...'urea formaldehyde'...) i wonder how many people would start washing their jeans if they thought they might be urine-soaked... LOL /andrew
(Logo @ May 18 2005,10:49) When you guys say you wear your jeans hard(This kinda sounds wrong talking about Denim-lovers, doesn't it? ÂQuote: