Rope Dyeing – The Truest Blue
Fade February Fact #14:
The process of rope dyeing consists of threads being twisted into a rope that is fed through multiple sequences of indigo dip dyeing, followed by exposure to air. The amount of dips determines the intensity of the color. Rope dyeing is considered to be the best way to get denim yarns to their truest blue. With this process of dying, the yarns stay light to white in the center, which creates higher contrast fades with wear.