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Enzyme Wash

What is enzyme wash

Enzyme wash is a process that gives denim a softer and worn-in look by breaking down the cellulose molecules naturally found in indigo dyes.

Cellulose is a type of sugar that make up the walls of plant cells, making denim stiffer after it is dyed. However, one can use enzymatic cleaners that can break down stains and heavy concentrations of dye, which can be simply removed by water.

Enzyme washing is a popular form of washing denim because unlike stonewashing, enzyme washing is more cost effective and will not stain or leave any residues.  Enzyme washing is also more ecologically friendly due to the natural origins of enzymes, which biodegrade rather than linger in the water supply.