Do they really use ’stones’ to get your jeans stonewashed?
Stone wash means the finished garment is washed with chemicals and stones to break down the surface of the fabric for a soft hand. A regular wash or rinse typically does not break down the fabric to improve the hand, but it is possible to use chemicals during a garment wash to improve fabric hand.
Here is an example of a nice heavyweight stonewashed jean by Red Kap. The PD70.