The process of stone washing began towards the end of the 1970’s, with the use of pumice stones in a rotating drum.
As the wash drum rotates, the garments were repeatedly pounded and beaten by the stones, abrading the fibers and the indigo color. The result was a vintage look, even on new garments.
However, the sole use of pumice stone produced some disadvantages:
The enzymes produced by Garmon open new possibilities by increasing the variety of achievable finishes while reducing both the environmental and physical garment risks.
Garmon’s solutions for stone washing gives a natural look to garments, maintaining high contrast on abraded areas without damaging metal parts.
Furthermore, Garmon’s enzymatic stone wash process eliminates all the issues related to the transportation, manual labor and disposal of the pumice stones.