Process Flow Chart of Stone Washing

Process Flow Chart of Stone Washing

What is Stone Wash?

To achieve the desired stone washing effect for the garments, the stone should be of proper hardness, shape, and size. It should be mentioned that, for heavyweight garments, large and hard stones are suitable. For lightweight garments, small and soft stones are suitable. It is a popular garment washing.

The ratio of stone weight and garments weight is- [{(0.5 to 3)/1} kg]

During stone wash of any garments, the degree of color fading depends on some factors, such as- the garments to stone ratio, washing time, stone size, and material to liquor ratio. Stone washing times vary from 60-120min. Stones can be reused until they disintegrate completely.

stone washed jeans

Stonewashed jeans

Process Flowchart of Stone Wash:

Stone washing process flow chart for any garments is in the following-

Garments loading with stone

De-size

Rinse (Two times)

Stonewash

Rinse (Two times)

Softener

Unload the garments

Extracting

Drying

All the above processes of stone wash are discussed in the below table:

SL No.
Process
Procedure
01
Garments loading
with stone
It is the first process of stone washing; here the unwashed garments are loaded with the required amount of stone.
02
De-size
Garments are de-sized here by using a de-sizing chemical.
03
Rinse (Two times)
After completing the de-sizing process, the garments should be rinsed at least two times to remove the size material from the garments.
04
Stonewash
Here, the garments should be washed until achieving the desired shade by using the required chemical.
05
Rinse (Two times)
After completing stone washing, the garments must be rinsed two times to remove chemical and stone particles from the garments.
06
Softener
Here softener is used for achieving a more soft effect on garments.
07
Unload the garments
After completing all the above processes, the garments are unloaded here from the machine.
08
Extracting
Here the garments are extracted by using a hydro extractor machine.
09
Drying
Finally, the clothing is sent to the drying section to dry all by using a gas dryer or steam dryer.
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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send email:mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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