HOW TO WASH RAW DENIM
By Kasia Hastings, 30 March 2017
We’ve already talked you through how regularly you should be washing your wardrobe so, next up, we demonstrate exactly what constitutes good cleaning practice when it comes to raw, untreated denim. If you believe the hype, after three months of wear your life will be literally ingrained on your jeans and you should be well on your way to your own unique masterpiece, so there’s no need for dry cleaners, chemicals or anything more than a little techy TLC here. Here’s how to do right by your raw denim.
1. Wash raw denim jeans every 3-6 months.
2. Turn jeans inside-out when washing out to protect the denim.
3. Hand wash with lukewarm water and a small amount of washing powder in a sink, bath or plastic box.
4. Carefully press the jeans into the water until they are fully submerged and leave to soak for 45 minutes.
5. Next, gently scrub and squeeze the denim with your hands to remove any remaining dirt.
6. Fold jeans in half and squeeze out to remove excess soapy water. Fold and squeeze again.
7. Empty out the dirty water and use a shower head to rinse your jeans clean.
8. Repeat folding and squeezing process and then hang your jeans outside inside out, neatly folded, on a washing line to minimise creases and drying marks.