There is new alternative to “sandblasting” jeans for that worn out look. The process called “surface activation” washes down denim following the dying process. The process is more efficient and eco-friendly.
The Science Daily reports: “The surface activation technique presents several advantages, including preventing the decease of fabric strength, shortening the duration of the wash-down process and reducing the concentrations of costly chemicals.”
With sandblasting slowly on its way out this could be a safer alternative that will keep the faded look for extinction.