So you've decided that your jeans are ready for a wash.
Turn the jeans inside out, and fasten the front buttons or zippers (This avoids abrasion to the denim while washing) soak the jeans in a tub using cold water to minimize indigo loss. (If the jeans are very dirty you can use a small amount of detergent) Gently scrub the jeans and let them soak for about an hour. Remove the jeans from the tub, and rinse the jeans with water to remove any leftover dirty, dye or detergent. Ring out any excess water, and finally hang them to dry. The jeans may feel a bit tight after wash, but will soon stretch back out to normal with wear.
THE EXTREME WAY
Let your jeans get dirty for as long as possible - 2 years+
First wash: Dry clean.
Following washes: soak your jeans for about an hour in water with a little
Woolite black added, rinse, hang up to dry.
THE SIMPLE WAY
Soak your jeans for about an hour in water, rinse, wring and hang up to dry.
THE MACHINE WAY
Machine wash at 30°C (90°F), delicate cycle, no spin cycle.
THE SEAWATER WAY
Go swimming in the ocean wearing your jeans, rub them with dry sand and repeat several times. Rinse in fresh (not salt) water and dry out in the sun.
Jeans are not indestructible; no other garment is worn as frequently or as hard as a pair of raw denim jeans. The longer you wear your jeans between washing, sweat, oil and dirt build weakening the cotton fibers and holes can form.
Regular maintenance, not only will it prolong the life of your jeans, it also adds great deal of character.
Patch up any small holes using a small piece of denim from our repair kit.
-An inside patch is recommended for a cleaner look.
-A patch on from the outside for a more vintage look.
-Try using a contrasting patterned fabric to add personality.