How to Care for Your Denim Jeans

How to Care for Your Denim Jeans

Denim jeans are a timeless wardrobe staple. When looked after properly, they can last you for years. But there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to washing and caring for your jeans. Before you go chucking your new favourite pair into the washing machine, check out our guide on how to care for denim jeans – to ensure they last longer and maintain their shape and colour.

Should I Be Washing My Denim?

The short answer? It depends. The long answer? Well, washing your jeans as little as possible is always best. By not washing your jeans, you're helping to ensure that the colour stays as dark as possible for as long as possible. You'll also find that your denim will better form to your body – not to mention the added benefit of saving water, energy and laundry detergent.

I Need To Wash My Jeans

If you do decide to throw your jeans in the washing machine, there are a few things to consider to keep your denim looking dark and sharp (this is super important for black jeans). Firstly, turn your jeans inside out. It helps prevent colour loss and minimises wear and tear on the outside of them. Secondly, use cold water. Hot water can cause denim to shrink and fade – placing unnecessary stress on the fabric. Finally, use a quality, mild detergent. Using a laundry detergent formulated for dark-coloured fabrics is especially beneficial for dark blue and black denim – helping to preserve their colour. Our bonus tip? Avoid the spin cycle at the end of the wash.

How Do I Dry My Jeans?

Do not put your jeans in the dryer. Never, ever. Instead, you should hang your denim and allow it to dry naturally. Draping them over a clothesline is best, as you don't want to warp the wet jeans and cause them to lose shape.

I've Heard I Should Freeze My Jeans

Freezing is a legitimate solution for refreshing your denim. It will kill bacteria and remove lingering odours, all while maintaining the colour of your jeans. If you're keen to try freezing, we recommend spot-cleaning any stains with a mild detergent, a little water, and a clean cloth. Once spot-cleaned, freeze them overnight. Voila. Clean jeans.

Any Tips For Black Denim?

If you're cleaning dark black denim and they need a little bit more care than a spot-clean, we'd recommend a vinegar soak. White vinegar helps to lock the colour into your jeans while gently and effectively cleaning them. To do this, soak your denim in cold water with half a cup of white vinegar and then hang them to dry. A vinegar soak will help maintain the quality of your black jeans for a long time.

How Do I Store My Clean Denim?

Once your jeans are squeaky clean, make sure you are storing them properly. Neatly hang or fold them in a cold, dry place out of direct sunlight. If you've got a few pairs (who could resist), make sure they have adequate breathing room and that you aren't stacking too many jeans into a tight space.

Taking care of your jeans helps them last longer and will keep them looking their best. Explore our range of men's denim jeans and women's denim jeans today. We hope your next pair of Neuw Denim jeans become your favourite.

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