This will be the first of a series of articles that chronicles the amount of obsessive attention to detail that went into engineering your gis. In this article, we will walk you through the painstaking process of preparing the fabric for cut-and-sew phase of production.
Receiving the hemp fabric
Washing the fabric
Industrial washing machines are used to wash the hefty rolls of fabric. This is the first step in ensuring that our gis do not shrink once you receive them and wash them.
Drying the fabric
As you can see, after the first two washes and dries we've eliminated a substantial amount of shrinkage.
|Fabric width before preshrinking process||160cm|
|Fabric width after preshrinking process||150cm|
Dyeing and the finished product
Fabric width before dyeing process
|Fabric width after dyeing process||138cm|
|Overall Shrinkage (%)||7.5%|