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Why do jeans fade?

¿Por qué destiñen los jeans?

Why do jeans fade?


If they talk to you about a universal garment, the first thing that comes to mind is good jeans, the perfect allies for -almost- any occasion! You have them in different shades and models and you know every detail of your beloved jeans, but do you know why jeans fade?

As a denim lover, you will know that indigo is the dye used in your jeans and is applied to this raw fabric -which has a white color-. It is a peculiar dye because, unlike many, it does not penetrate inside the thread. This means that, with use, your jeans take on a different tone, worn and at the same time unique, since the white base of the thread gradually appears over time.

And it is that, like good wine, denim improves over the years. The jeans are adopting a personality of the person who wears them. This is due to the way we walk, move and even store items in our pockets. Everything influences the wear of denim!

Thus, little by little the so-called 'fades' or wear and tear appear in our jeans, which, depending on where they appear in the jeans, receive one name or another due to the way it appears when faded. Two clear examples of the most common wear on your jeans are the 'stacks' , which form above the hem of the pants; and the 'honeycombs' , which appear on the back of the knee.

At Captain Denim we have several worn models that are the delight of fans of fades. Among the women's jeans, the Carly Vintage Indigo Push-up -medium-low waist and skinny fit- and the Denver Premium Blue -high-waisted skinny jeans- stand out. For men, there are the Ray Dirty Blue -a straight jean made of stretch fabric- and the Flamingo Light Used Blue -slim fit and semi-skinny cut-.

And you, did you know why jeans fade?