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About Dyes

We will introduce the dye to be used in products of UES.

Reactive Dyes

Reactive Dyes form a covalent bond between the dye and fiber by a chemical reaction.
A dye that excels in color property, it can be dyed to vivid color from a dark color.
Therefore, it is also one of the dyes that are mostly being used in the dyeing factory.
Features of this dye are durable, easy-to-use and high color fastness.
We use a special reactive dye to make our customers enjoy the durability and natural aging in UES. Please enjoy the color fading.

Sulfur dyes

It is a kind of synthetic dyes that does not dissolve in water. By using sodium sulfide heating and melting, it will become water soluble. After penetration of the dye into the fibers, too exposed to the air reproduces the original color by oxidation. Although color is dull, similar indigo that is the color to taste and complex, a dyeing method that occur unique texture as you use it.

Pigment

Pigments are developed by putting entanglement color into the gaps of the fabric instead of dyeing the fiber.
When the paint is peeling off by washing, it brings a unique texture.
Since difficult to sunburn, it is used such as flags, banners and curtains outdoor.

Direct Dyes

Dyes that can be dyed a color to the fiber directly.
After dissolving the dye in the water, dyeing cloth and yarn directly.
It has a feature of aging naturally by washing and sunburn.
Although it cannot make many colors in comparison with reactive dyes, It reaches a textured color tone.

Indigo Dye

Dyes, which typically have been used in blue jeans. Synthetic indigo is generally used.
Since Indigo is not directly soluble in water, it may also be used as a pigment.
Dye indigo dissolved by using an alkaline agent and reducing agent. As a result, the Indigo will be colored blue oxidized by contact with air.
It will become darker and darker by repeating it.

UES denim products have dyed the yarn with indigo rope dyeing.
This method is soaked yarn bundle in rope-like in the dye. It is developed color by making the oxidized exposed to the air.
Because of bundling rope-like, the center remains white stained only the surface of the yarn.
It creates a natural fading color and the blue-and-white contrast by using denim warp with yarn that is not steeped, while wearing the denim many times.

Mechanism of fading color

The indigo fades by friction and washing. Carved wrinkles to match the body, and own-fading occurs gradually by friction when moving.
It is important to wear as many times as possible and fix the firm wrinkles to enjoy the fading colors of your denim.
Too much laundry would make it fades evenly color.

Attention of Indigo

Indigo which is weak dyeing power occur not only fading-color, but also color-migration by friction. Indigo change color from 50℃, so it need to be well taken care of migration to other clothing in humid summer.
In addition, there is a risk of sunburn and discoloration hang out outside under a long period of strong UV.
If you do not use immediately, you can keep the quality in the space without direct sunlight.

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