WASHES

Ever wondered how jeans get that colour or fade you love? It's all in the wash.

ACID WASH

The acid wash process involves washing denim with bleach-soaked stones for a marbled finish.


BLEACH

Bleach is sometimes used in the finishing process to lighten the color of denim or give it a lived-in look and feel.


CAST

The underlying colors or tones in indigo denim. Depending on dye or technique, denim can have a variety of casts, like red, green or yellow.


GARMENT DYE

Placing an entire article of clothing into a dye bath for a well-worn, vintage-like appearance. Garment dyeing is also sometimes called “over-dyeing.”


INDIGO DYE

Indigo dye is used to give denim its rich, distinctive blues. Through regular washing and wearing, fabric dyed with indigo will artfully age, developing one-of-a-kind characteristics.


LEVI’S® AUTHENTIC WASH

Developed in our Eureka Innovation Lab, Levi’s®Authentic Wash has a lived-in look, perfectly broken-in feel, and one-of-a-kind color variations.


STONEWASH

Stonewashing is accomplished by washing denim with pumice stones to achieve a lived-in look and feel. This step occurs during the finishing process.


TANNIN

Tannins are organic substances present in some barks and other plant tissues, which are used in leather production and pigment manufacture.