Denim care tips
There isn't a rule of thumb for caring for your jeans as we don't know how hard you put them through. Basically, when washing jeans, less is more. Even if you usually put your other clothes in the laundry after wearing them once, it's different with your favorite jeans! The laundry - even in the gentle wool cycle - always means stress for the pants. The cotton fibers and color pigments are heavily stressed with every wash. But now the ultimate tips and tricks follow.
First you should turn the jeans inside out, otherwise zippers or buttons can damage the rest of the laundry. Many detergents contain bleach, so always use a special liquid detergent for dark fabrics. The washing machine should be washed at a maximum of 30 degrees, gentle cycle and a maximum of 700-1000 revolutions. Fabric softener is an absolute no-go, otherwise the fabric becomes too soft and can tear. To dry the jeans should be spread out flat in the open air and in the shade. Drying in direct sunlight or a dryer should be avoided.
Proper ventilation is the solution so that you can delay the next wash a little longer. The unpleasant odors dissipate in the fresh air, since bacteria prefer a warm, humid climate. And while we're on the subject of bacteria...
This tip against smelly jeans is the evergreen. You pack your jeans in a large plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a few hours. The cold kills the bacteria that are partly responsible for the bad smell. But opinions differ on this tip! The problem is the volume in your freezer. It has to be sufficiently emptied and most freezers are not cold enough.
Our tip: antibacterial textile spray
A stain is by no means a reason to put the entire pair of trousers in the washing machine. Real denim lovers invest a little more time in the care of their jeans to protect them. Stains are specifically removed from you with a sponge or a toothbrush and some detergent. For greasy stains, washing-up liquid is the first choice. Make sure the sponge or toothbrush isn't too harsh and only treat the stain gently.
In order to carry out your own small steam cleaning, the jeans can simply be hung in the bathroom during the shower or the full bath. The steam removes the odors from the fabric and smoothes the folds. This gives your jeans a little boost of freshness.
It doesn't always have to be new!
Even if you love your jeans, it sometimes happens that something breaks. But it doesn't have to end up in the old clothes container or in the garbage right away. Ask yourself what's cooler? A cool patch or you the visible seam? Tailor perfection? No matter what you decide. With all the maintenance, your dark blue denim won't stay the same. She is your companion for life and the ravages of time will show. That's exactly what we love about denim.