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Shade Batching

What does Shade Batching mean?

Shading batching is the procedure in which denim, after dying and processing, is examined and grouped into batches by color.

Style Terms explains Shade Batching

Technically, the color name or number of the denim being batched may be identical; however, subtle variations in shade due to factors such as slight differences in water temperature or timing in the dye vats during processing can result in noticeable differences, especially when the fabric pieces are compared to one another.

Shade batching ensures that there is no deviation in color among the various pieces that make up an individual garment.