Laundered Indigo Denim
Hyde Park Denim has a great selection of laundered indigo denim. In a nutshell, indigo is the color that makes blue jeans blue. And you can even make different shades of blue in the process. Our laundered denim comes in four different colors: dark blue, medium blue, light blue and very light blue. Our laundered denim is ready to be cut and sewn with no processing necessary. No matter what time of year it is, denim is a color for all seasons and is the perfect complement to all other garment colors. Unlike raw denim, laundered fabric is pre-washed and softened. It is also rich in color, soft to the touch, but still durable and long-lasting. And it provides comfort, fashion, and durability.
All of our laundered denim is for sale in 14-ounce fabrics at 66" wide. When you order with Hyde Park Denim, we can cut and sell the exact number of yards you need. Here are the price points for our laundered indigo denim:
- 1 - 4 Yards: $39 Per Linear Yard (Includes Shipping)
- 5 - 10 Yards: $25 Per Linear Yard (Includes Shipping)
- 11+ Yards: $21 Per Linear Yard (Includes Shipping)
For volume orders of 50 yards, please get in touch with us and we can discuss prices. Check out our selection of laundered denim for sale.
Our Laundered Denim
Wholesale ordering is available for the denim fabric in stock.
The History of Indigo
The indigo color is very popular for denim and it has a long history of use on earth. The indigo color originates from India and is one of the oldest dyestuffs still in use today. Remnants of this dye can be found dating back thousands of years. Archaeologists have traced the use of indigo back 6,000 years, making it one of the oldest dyestuffs still in use.
And today, indigo-dyed garments are a popular part of people's wardrobe, since we all wear blue jeans. However, indigo dye used to be a rare commodity, despite it being so prevalent now. Only a few centuries ago, indigo dye was so exclusive that only royalty and the aristocracy could afford to use it. Importing it took great difficulty, so it earned a status similar to that of coffee, tea and silk.
How To Dye with Indigo
Indigo is a vat dye, which means in order to get it onto a fabric, it is solubilized in water with the help of a reducing agent. When the fabric is pulled out of the dyeing vat and comes in contact with oxygen, the oxidation process binds the color molecules to the fibers of the yarn.
Over time, however, laundered indigo denim will fades. The reason for this fading is the modern dyeing process, which gives a "ring dye effect" and the color does not reach the core of the fabric. So, the binding is external and not as long-lasting. The due will slowly wear away and wash off, eventually exposing the undyed core underneath.
When you purchase raw denim jeans, there is still some starch left in the fabric from the sizing process and combined with the tightness of the weave, you get the stiffness of raw denim. At Hyde Park Denim, we sell raw denim for manufacturers both large and small. As well as work with home DIY'ers. Get great laundered indigo denim prices when you turn to Hyde Park Denim!
Pre-Reduced Indigo is an Eco-Friendly Alternative
Both natural and synthetic indigo usually comes in powder. Synthetic powder indigo is cheap and readily available, however many makers now use a "pre-reduced indigo." When you use a pre-reduced indigo, it cuts the use of a reducing agent chemical. This is a big step in moving towards a more sustainable future for denim. And it is also more consistent during its use and produces a brilliant shade. Using pre-reduced indigo is an eco-friendlier alternative to powder and natural indigo because of the solubilization of the dye, which is done by the dye maker and requires no or far lower concentration of the reducing agent.