The yarns arrive at the vertical mills undyed. Here’s when our skilled partners add color to your life. Using precise combination of dye, temperature, pressure and time the yarn is dyed into the desired color before being weaved.

Before the dyeing process starts, the color is tested. This is done to ensure the result lives up to Lexington Company’s demands. All our suppliers follow an E.U. regulated chemical list that is updated frequently.

When the yarns, which are spun on paper bobbins, arrive to the vertical mills they’re respun on plastic bobbins with holes that allow the dye to permeate the yarn.

When the yarns, which are spun on paper bobbins, arrive to the vertical mills they’re respun on plastic bobbins with holes that allow the dye to permeate the yarn.

The non-dyed yarns are placed on a cradle before they can be dyed.

The non-dyed yarns are placed on a cradle before they can be dyed.

The non-dyed yarns are placed on a cradle before they can be dyed.

The yarns are dipped in a dye vat.

The yarns are dipped in a dye vat.

The yarns are dipped in a dye vat.

Occasionally, the dyeing process occurs after weaving the yarn into fabric. This is done in either an exhaust dyeing machine or semi-continuous dyeing machine. In the exhaust dyeing process, also known as batch dyeing, the dye in a dye is slowly transferred onto the fabric. In the semi-continuous dyeing process, the fabric is first impregnated with the dye-liquor and then batch dyed in a jigger.

When the yarns have reached the correct color and shade/nuance they’re blow-dried and ready to go.

When the yarns have reached the correct color and shade/nuance they’re blow-dried and ready to go.

The plastic bobbin allows for evenly dyed yarns like this batch.

The plastic bobbin allows for evenly dyed yarns like this batch.

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STEP 3. WEAVING

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STEP 4. FINAL TOUCHES

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STEP 4. FINAL TOUCHES