Here are the warp threads after their 4th dye. It's impossible to capture the entire system in one photo, but each continuous rope travels up and down on the rollers anywhere from 7-10 times in and out of indigo reservoirs. Indigo color depends on the type of cotton thread used, concentration of indigo, number of dips, and duration of oxidation in between dips. All of these factors can be controlled with incredible accuracy by Kuroki.
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  • 3sixteenHere are the warp threads after their 4th dye. It's impossible to capture the entire system in one photo, but each continuous rope travels up and down on the rollers anywhere from 7-10 times in and out of indigo reservoirs. Indigo color depends on the type of cotton thread used, concentration of indigo, number of dips, and duration of oxidation in between dips. All of these factors can be controlled with incredible accuracy by Kuroki.

  • ssunnylee24Rock your 3sixteens with pride! 👊
  • pdkoenigLooks awesome, guys. Can we get a video?
  • 3sixteen@ssunnylee24 👊 @paul_koenig This machine moves very slowly - hypnotizing to watch in person but probably not that exciting as a video. We'll post some later on in the process for sure.
  • dandiggity@jaym3r @designrehab @markplstk
  • xerowillall these photos makes me want a new pair of 3sixteen jeans
  • esmithmerc😍
  • pdkoenig@3sixteen Gotcha. Excellent!
  • bambiandbeckWhat an awesome pic! @3sixteen
  • adamterryWhat length of time do they leave the threads out for oxidation? They seem to turn blue quite fast.
  • jdsassoSo good. Thanks for sharing this guys.
  • 3sixteen@adamterry Yes, indigo oxidizes quickly but to achieve the deep, dark indigo that denim requires takes multiple dips and subsequent oxidation phases. I am not sure exactly how long each cycle is but if I'm not mistaken an entire morning was spent on one batch.
  • teagve@blacksheepaz
  • adamterryWow, @3sixteen, very time consuming. Thanks for the behind the scenes look!
  • spyycanadaI love this behind-the-scenes look at denim production. This is exactly what we crave; an intimate knowledge of where our clothing comes from and how's it's created. Hi-5 everyone you meet for me :)
  • heyphilchangamazing shots, dudes
  • elliefundaySuper cool!
  • gunnerpunk@jinnnnnnam 👖
  • amelitaquilapioNice foto, good and excellent shot, i think the camara you use is very expensive.
  • giorgianutGreat shot 👏👏👏
  • _alanerubielNice picture.
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