Types of Wash Applied in Garment
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Garment washing has brought out a greatest change in today’s readymade garments business. It is applied in today’s most of the garments either its woven or knit or sweater. There are different types of wash applied in apparel or clothing which are mentioned in this article with images.
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Different Types of Wash Applied in Apparel:
Various types of wash which are applied in garment have pointed out in the below:
- Rinse wash,
- Resin wash,
- Softener silicon wash,
- Garment wash or normal wash,
- Enzyme wash,
- Medium stone enzyme wash,
- Heavy stone enzyme wash,
- Bleaching wash,
- Enzyme bleach wash,
- Acid wash,
- Towel bleach wash,
- Tie wash,
- Rubber ball wash.
All the above washes have explained in the following with images:
1. Rinse wash:
The wash which is done by using water and slightly detergent with anti back stainer is called rinse wash. Here, the shade is especially dark and not too much difference from its raw denim. This types of wash has some problem, among those back staining is the most common.
2. Resin wash:
3. Softener silicon wash:
In case of silicon wash we used softener and silicon together. Here, we used silicon for surface slipper and softener for soft of cellulose. As a result, we can get both handfeel and softness for the garment. The softener can be cationic and nonionic.
4. Garment wash or normal wash:
This type of wash is the combination of rinse wash and softener wash. Here, first time completed rinse wash and then softener wash.
5. Enzyme wash:
The wash where enzyme is used called enzyme wash. Here, we used enzyme for abrasion of garments. Enzyme washed garments are looking very nice to see. The enzyme may be neutral or acidic according to the requirements of shade.
6. Medium stone enzyme wash:
In case of medium stone enzyme wash we used enzyme and pumic stone together for washing. Here, we have to avoid the damages of edges. Heavy abrasion produced in this wash. This wash is specially applied for denim and time required about 20-30 minutes.
7. Heavy stone enzyme wash:
Here also used enzyme and stone together for washing. But time required about 50-60 minutes to achieve the required shade.
8. Bleaching wash:
Bleaching wash means that bleaching chemical is used in water while washing in a tumble washer. Strict washing time is a requirement with such kinds of wash. Otherwise the garment may be over bleached and the color cannot be reversed.
9. Enzyme bleach wash:
In case of enzyme bleach wash, we used enzyme process first then bleaching process by using chlorine or non chlorine bleach. The shade of enzyme bleaching wash is light. Here more color will be cut down. So, extra caution should be needed here.
10. Acid wash:
Acid wash is done by using potash and pumic stone. At first we have to dip the stone in the potash solution then slight dry the stone and wash in a garment washing machine. Finally we will achieve an uneven look on the garment.
11. Towel bleach wash:
Towel bleach wash is done by using Japanese bleach and towel. At first we have to dip towel in bleach solution. After squeezing, those towels loading into the drying machine and tumbled with the garment. Finally we get uneven look in the garment.
12. Tie wash:
Tie wash is done by tiding the garment then wash. As a result we will achieve uneven crease in the garment.
13. Rubber ball wash:
Rubber ball wash is nothing but a garment and softener wash. In this process, garment will be softer and at the same time seam abrasion will come. We used this type of wash if needed more handfell for the garment.