Care Instructions Guide
Raw Jeans - Raw is denim that has never been washed. The longer you keep the denim dry and unwashed, the more the features occur. It is suggested to wait at least 6 months before washing. If you think your jeans are starting to smell a bit, hang it in the bathroom when you’re taking a shower and the steam of the hot shower will help to make odors disappear. Another alternative is to air dry and if makes your denim smell fresh again by using febreze or scented dryer laundered sheets in the pockets.
Finally, when you absolutely need to wash your raw denim, you can use either of the washing descriptions listed below:
Handwashing: (in order to preserve indigo color)
- Fill your bathtub or a big plastic container with 3-4 inches of cool to lukewarm water. Be aware that the warmer the water, the more indigo you will lose.
- Add a small amount of peppermint natural liquid soap or Woolite Black to water. Absolutely don’t use regular laundry detergent or bleach.
- Turn your denim jeans inside out and lay flat in the water and put heavy objects on them to submerge.
- Soak for 20 - 30 minutes.
- Rinse them in cool water to remove soap.
- Remove your jeans from the water and hang them upside down to dry outside or in a safe place inside that has a container to catch the dripping, remembering to hang up-side down (to help reduce any shrinkage).
For washer machine: (which will fade jeans more and take out more of the indigo color
- Always wash denim items inside out
- Wash separately as denim tends to bleed
- Use cold water only
- Use a gentle soap; peppermint soap is most gentle on denim.
- Always hang your jeans out to dry, don’t tumble dry.
Don't freak out if your jeans feel a little too tight after washing because once you start wearing them, the shape will come back. Also realize that the indigo color will fade naturally in time. This is a natural characteristic of the dye, which makes each denim piece individualized.
Tips and tricks
- Wax, chewing gum and crayon stains can be the toughest stains to remove. First, remove the residue with a dull scraping tool and then gently apply an ice cube to the stain until ice melts. Ice hardens the stain and then you can scrape it off
- Waxed or coated denim will fade them when you wash. Hang them out after every wear and let them air instead of washing.
- Don’t iron your jeans. Even though the fabric is perfectly resistant against the heath, special features like 3D effects will fade or even disappear by ironing it so just hang them out to dry
- Lay jeans flat, brush them off and empty pockets.
- Fold carefully and compactly place jeans into plastic bag.
- Place them in the freezer.
- Leave for several hours to kill the bacterial.
- Remove from the freezer and enjoy your fresh-smelling jeans.
The more you wear your jeans, the more flavor you will bring out of them. Remember you’re customizing them exclusively for your body. Your stains will build character. You can fix rips or leave holes. Either way, they’ll look good. You and those jeans will have gone through a lot together…there will be a lot of history, so wear in good health!
Spandex is a man made elastic type fiber that can be stretched many times its length and then spring back to the original length. With a cotton/spandex mixture, follow:
Wash: Hand or machine wash items in lukewarm water. Do not use detergents that contain chlorine bleach on any fabric containing spandex as it will damage the fabric.
Dry: Either drip dry or machine dry using low temperature settings.
Polyester is a man made fiber that is resistant to crease and keeps it shape.
Wash: Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried. Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
Dry: Although polyester garments can be machine dried at low temperature settings, the best way to dry your polyester garment is just by hanging them out to dry.
Cotton is a natural fabric that can easily be laundered. Cotton can withstand high temperatures so even boiling water does not hurt these garments.
Wash: Therefore it can be washed at high temperatures using any kind of washing detergent. Wash with like colors. White cottons can even be gently washed with bleach to keep their pearly white shade.
Dry: After washing, they can be machine dried on a higher temperature. Remember that cotton can wrinkle easily. Ironing is recommended.