I just received my Gay Jeans from BetaBrand. So far they fit well and feel great. The warp in these is made of cotton threads of random colors that are then indigo dyed. Indigo dyes not by working it's way into a fiber, but by coating it. When our jeans get white at the knees it is the indigo wearing off and revealing the white threads. Here the repeal should be multi colored.
I'd tried to cover some actively patterned printed clothes in the past with indigo- but you know it takes a real expert to make a great indigo vat. Mine didn't work so well. I wasn't even hoping these jeans would look as raw denim even dark blue as they do. I just love them.
I really like the BetaBrand way of trying out an idea and getting pre-production purchases that finance the production run. AND they are made in San Fransisco.
As a gay textile lover, I'm a little confused by their Gay Jeans name and want us all to take back the rainbow. The jeans are great- can't wait to break them in and break them out!