Putting Jeans in the Freezer
It’s a modern myth that freezing cold temperatures will kill bacteria, and hence, remove bad odors from your jeans. However, the bacteria will be in hibernation when frozen, but as soon as the jeans heats up they will be reactivated (and the smell too). You will have better luck when airing your jeans or spraying them with the Clothing Mist.
How to Wash Jeans to Make Them Last
Denim fabric will lose saturation when washed. To preserve as much color as possible, we recommend you opt for a gentle machine-washing program and wash in maximum 30ºC. Raw denim jeans will last extra-long if they’re hand washed, read more about how to handwash here.
- Empty all pockets, zip up the fly and turn them inside-out. Washing them inside out preserves the color better
- Wash in a laundry bag to protect the fabric
- Pretreat stains before washing
- Use a color preserving detergent. Wash your black jeans with a detergent made for dark clothes.
- Never use fabric softener
- Hang dry in a drying cabinet or on a drying rack. Never tumble, it causes extra tear on the fabric and will make the color look dull
- Steam your jeans when they’ve dried for optimal fit. The steam will also make the fabric soft again.