How to wash your jeans 👖
Jul 28, 2022
To start with, we believe that jeans shouldn’t be washed. Well, most of the time, anyway.
But if you can’t stop yourself or you want to freshen them up a little, here are a few tips.
First of all, if your jeans have turn-ups, you need to unroll them or they’ll leave a mark. If you don’t want to leave your jeans outside to soak in the rain, the next best thing is a short wash cycle at 30°C – and forget about detergent or softener. If you’ve got a bad stain, scrub it with a sponge. Make sure you don’t overload the drum; stick to washing two or three pairs at a time. And if you want to keep their original colour, turn them inside out.
As for drying, there’s nothing better than leaving them to dry flat on a clothes line.
The same goes for ironing: manufacturers go all out to give their jeans a 3D textured look, so they’re not meant to be as flat as a pancake. Don’t do it!
But what about hygiene, you’re wondering? It’s a contentious issue abounding with misconceptions. Simply put, a regularly washed pair of jeans contains almost as many bacteria as a pair that isn’t! And to get rid of smells, the best solution is to air them outside overnight.