We don’t need to tell you just how amazing denim is. It is durable, comfy, trendy and can go long periods of time without a wash. Everyone owns a pair of denim and yet, when it comes to taking care of your jeans there is a lot of mystery and confusion around the topic. Here we cover essential topics that will allow your denim to look and feel the way you want.
How to wash
This is a controversial topic as there are many who say that jeans should not be washed at all. This is mainly because jeans conform to your body and washing them makes them lose their shape. Washing your jeans also tends to make them lose colour. To prevent both these fates you need to hand wash your jeans in cold water with liquid detergent. Alternatively you could use laundry pick-up and delivery services like Spin N Press who understand your denims and treat them with the right care, retaining their shape, colour and extending their life cycle.
How to soften
Softening your jeans can be as simple as washing them with fabric softener and drying them with dryer balls. However, if you want to soften your jeans without washing them you can also ride a bicycle while wearing them, wear them often and even try doing some deep lunges in the jeans to stretch them out. Try out whichever method works best for you to naturally speed up the process.
How to store
When it comes to shirts and trousers it is important to hang them so that they do not form creases. However, this does not apply for jeans as they are much easier to take care of. You can hang your jeans or fold them, it is up to you. When it comes to hanging your jeans we recommend hanging them by the belt loops rather than folded over hangers.
How to fold
Folding your jeans instead of hanging them can save you a lot of space. Whether you fold and iron your clothes yourself or use an ironing service, learning the right way to fold your jeans is important. To begin, check and smooth out all of the pockets. Fold one leg over the other and then fold the pants into half. Store these folded pants by alternating waistbands if you are stacking them on top of each other.
Jeans have gone from something the working class would wear for a day of labour to a fashion and cultural icon. Over 140 years jeans have grown, changed and adapted with the changing times. Owning and caring for your denims shows you just why this durable material has lasted this long.