Denim Dry Finishing & Laser

May 6, 2021

This workshop covers the parameters for producing denim fabrics and garments with specific functional performance using modern and fashion-based dry technologies.


The indigo dyeing process, as well as commonly used physical finishes for fabrics and garments, will be discussed.  Lectures will describe the purpose of these technologies as well as the equipment used.  During the workshop, modern technologies in garment dry finishing processes will be discussed as they relate to sustainability concerns. Samples, animations, and videos will be used to provide a full understanding of denim garment finishing.

This workshop will cover laser technology used to achieve novel designs and performance effects on denim fabrics and garments. The course will also cover the basics of laser technology as related to discharging color, removing fiber from the fabric surface, sculpturing fabric, and the hole formation in denim products.

The application period has closed for this workshop.

Time Frame

  • 1:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Topics Covered

  • Denim fabric and garment dry processing.
  • Abrasive technologies for color removal, physical appearance modification, and hole formation.
  • Methods for more consistent product attributes, reduced seconds, and more sustainable processing technologies.
  • Factors incorporated in laser applications.
  • Uses of lasers in distressed denim and other washed down looks.
  • Hole formation for fashion and performance applications.

Why Attend

  • Acquire technical knowledge of equipment and new technology as related to the production of denim garments.
  • Understand the purpose, benefits and repercussions of each process.
  • Receive first-class instruction from industry professionals.


This workshop is an intermediate-level class. A strong knowledge of yarn manufacturing, weaving, dyeing, finishing and denim garment manufacturing should be in place to best understand information that will be covered.