The Laundress' Guide to Denim Care
April 27, 2016
"The mistake we hear most often is not washing jeans at all or having them dry cleaned. The toxic chemicals used during the dry cleaning process can deteriorate fibers over time," say Gwen and Lindsey. "Denim is a very durable fabric and washes well." It's not the wash cycle that impacts the color of your denim, it turns out, most of the fading happens in the dryer.
According to the duo, dark denim will fade faster if washed more frequently. It's less of an issue with white denim or light washes which inherently need to be washed more frequently.
MORE QUICK TIPS!
#1Wash dark denim alone and in cold water to prevent dye transfer. Wash your white denim in hot water to keep it bright. Always wash your denim inside out. If you need a new detergent, try The Laundress’ eco-friendly Denim Wash.
#2Avoid the dryer to prevent shrinking and fading. Instead, let your jeans air dry outside when the weather is warm.
#3You don’t need to wash your jeans after every wear. Pick up a freshening spray, like The Laundress Fabric Fresh, and use between washes. "This allergen-free fabric spray works to add a clean laundry scent, freshen clothing and remove odor and daily elements in between washing and wearing." says Gwen and Lindsey.
#4If you’re taking your denim to the tailor, launder them first using hot water and a hot dryer cycle to avoid any shrinkage after alterations.
#5Always pre-treat stains before you wash. "If you are like us we live in white denim during the summer, definitely keep our Bleach Alternative on hand to keep your whites looking new all summer long," say the founders.
Check out The Laundress' Blog for more care tips!
Plus, Don’t forget to go Commando!
Elastic-free and super soft (which means no VPL!), Commando’s classic collection of briefs, bikini and thong bottoms are perfect for white denim season.