Denim Manufacturing & Garment Finishing

March 14 - 15, 2019

This workshop covers basic aspects of denim fabric manufacturing and denim garment finishing. The workshop will highlight conventional and state-of-the-art techniques in denim fabric construction, design, and garment finishing techniques. The focus of the class is to meet the performance and fashion specifications in today’s market.

Please email if interested in attending this workshop. Registration for international workshops is not available through the CottonWorks™ website.

Topics Covered

  • Basics of denim weaving.
  • Indigo ball warp and indigo slasher dyeing as related to depth of shade and garment washing effects.
  • Yarn effects including conventional, variable yarn count, and stretch.
  • Overdyeing.
  • Finishing effects in fabric and garment form include sanding (peaching), brushing, enzyme treatment, stone washing, laser burning, whiskering, color discharge with chemistry, laser discharge, laser dyeing, and more.
  • Hands-on activities in garment sanding and dremelling will occur in the garment finishing segment.

Why Attend

  • Acquire technical knowledge of modern denim manufacturing and garment finishing.
  • Learn about unique dyeing processes for indigo denim.
  • Understand novel fabric/garment finishing techniques including laser and ozone processing.
  • Receive first class instruction from industry professionals.
  • Meet peers from other companies with similar responsibilities and interests.


This is an intermediate level workshop. A basic knowledge of denim and finishing highly recommended.