- Machine wash in cold water
- Turn inside-out before washing
- Gentle cycle only
- Do not tumble dry, if you must, use medium to low heat
- Hold off on the bleach
- Line dry in the shade
- Shake before hanging to avoid wrinkles
- Always hang by the waistband
- Iron inside out
- Medium to low heat setting
- Use steam and gently press the iron on the cloth
- Use starch for perfect, crisp clothes
- Keep storage clean
- Don’t pack folded denims too tightly
- Hang denim jackets and vests in a less crowded closet
Dark Wash denims tend to bleed. Unless you secretly wish for an all blue wardrobe, wash your jeans with like colours.
Frozen jeans anyone?
If you’re not keen to clean, put denims in the freezer overnight to get rid of odor causing bacteria.
And, if you’re strong hearted, you can also stick them in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for similar results.
Shrinkage after drying?
With a little elbow grease, you can reverse any shrinkage caused to your favorite pair of jeans.
- Spray with lukewarm water
- Stand on each leg of the jeans
- Start pulling
Tada! Your jeans now fit you again. (If they still don’t – a little exercise maybe?)
Wanna get wrinkles out without using an iron?
- Dampen denim exactly where the wrinkle is
- Use your hair dryer to dry the spot
Rejoice! You just used the ‘Spot De-wrinkling Technique!’
Hang ‘em high!
Use a skirt/pant hanger to hang a particularly expensive pair of jeans. Folding them will cause them to fade faster.
Done with your denim?
Old denim clothes don’t need to be thrown away. Repurpose old denims and create bags, mobile phone holders, area rugs and much more.
(Or maybe just donate them and add points to your good deed account!)
Denim is a rugged cotton twill textile, which was first used as clothing for workers in America owing to the strength and durability of the fabric. Such is the strength of the fabric, that Levis Strauss wanted it to be used for creating tents and wagon covers.
The original denim was 100% cotton but now the material can be found in different types and blends adding to the fabric’s features. These types include:
Raw Denim - As opposed to other types, raw or dry denim is not washed after it is produced. It is advised to use the least washing or heating to this fabric.
Selvage Denim - This is also an unwashed denim type. It’s best not to machine wash this fabric. Just soak them for a while and scrub off the dirt.
Stretch Denim - 2% Spandex is added to this material to create the most comfortable stretch jeans. These can be washed in very cold water. Avoid bleach at all costs.
Poly Denim - Blended with polyester, this is a lightweight material that can be washed and dried quickly. Shrinkage and wrinkles are minimal in this kind of denim.
Ramie Cotton Denim - This material is very flexible and strong. It retains its shape and texture even after multiple washes. It can be machine washed and air dried for best results.
Over the years, it has become the most versatile fabric and is used to make jeans, vests, jackets, dresses and much more. Since the material is prone to shrinkage and bleeding, it is best to ardently stick to the given care instructions.
~ Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance | COCO CHANEL ~