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How Do I Wash and Care for My Jeans? - Danali

How Do I Wash and Care for My Jeans?

It's no secret that denim is a key wardrobe staple. A good pair of jeans can take you from day to night, dress them up or down, and are perfect for just about any occasion.

There is nothing quite like a good pair of jeans. Not only are they comfortable, but they also can be stylish and versatile. However, before you can enjoy your denim, you need to know how to wash and care for them properly - especially if you are thinking about washing your raw denim or selvedge denim.

Here, we will discuss the best way to wash and care for your raw denim, selvedge denim, and commercially woven denim so that they last longer. Keep reading!

Related article: What is Raw denim? 

Related article: What is Selvedge Denim?

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Read the Care Instructions Before Washing 

Before you wash your jeans, it is always best to check the care instructions on the tag. These instructions are there for a reason, so you must follow them. If the care instructions say to wash your jeans in cold water, then that’s what you should do. Washing your jeans in hot water can cause them to shrink or lose their shape, so it’s best to avoid it if possible. We also always suggest air drying over a hot dryer for this same reason.

Wash Them Alone – and Inside Out

When it comes time to wash your jeans, it’s best to wash them alone or with other jeans. This will prevent them from rubbing against other clothes and causing any damage. 

Raw denim, we recommend washing alone as the indigo can stain other articles of clothing. 

You should also make sure to wash the jeans inside out. This will help protect the color and keep them looking newer for longer.

Use Cold Water and a Gentle Detergent to Preserve the Fabric 

As we mentioned before, it’s best to wash your jeans in cold water. This will help preserve the fabric and prevent them from shrinking. Second, use a gentle detergent designed for delicate items. Harsh detergents can damage the fabric and cause it to break down over time. 

Don’t Overdo It – Avoid Washing Your Jeans Too Often!

You don’t need to wash your jeans after every wear. In fact, washing them too often can actually damage the fabric. If you can, try only to wash your jeans once every few weeks, or as often as needed. This will help them last longer and stay looking new.

Hang Your Jeans to Dry

Using a clothes dryer can cause shrinkage and damage the fabric, so it's best to avoid it if possible. Instead, let your jeans air dry on a clothesline or drying rack. This may take a bit longer, but it will help extend the life of your jeans. Plus, you'll get the added benefit of fresh-smelling laundry!

So, now that you know how to wash and care for your denim, what are you waiting for? Style them up today with a cute top or blazer, and enjoy wearing them throughout the seasons. They will last longer and look great when you take care of them properly!

Related article: A complete guide to denim jeans.

Shop our Denim Collection

At Danali we hand pick the denim we love and would wear ourselves. We specialize in raw denim and selvedge denim from popular brands Nudie Jeans, Naked and Famous Denim, and exclusive Japanese denim brands Momotaro Jeans and Pure Blue Japan.

 As well as expertly washed denim from brands AG Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Tiger Jeans, and more.

When looking for the perfect pair of raw denim, it is important to have the correct measurements - especially if you are buying the denim online. Grab the best fitting pair of jeans you currently own and follow along with our denim measuring guide to ensure a perfect fit.

We offer complimentary hemming on all regular priced jeans purchased from Danali.

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