In 1853, Levi Strauss first made pants out of sail canvas that marked the beginning of the history of jeans. This item had been an element of working clothes for more than 100 years. But in the ’60s jeans blew up the fashion world and became extremely popular and expensive (by the way, there are jeans in the world that cost $1.3 million). That’s why it’s so important to take care of our favorite piece of clothing.
smartzune.com wants to tell you how to keep your pairs of jeans’ incredible bright color that attracted you to them in stores in the first place.
Washing by hand
Handwashing is preferable when it comes to cleaning jeans since it’s more gentle.
- It’s better to wash jeans in a bathtub, not in a bowl. It will allow you to straighten the item during soaking and washing.
- During soaking (not for more than 1 hour), add 1 glass of vinegar and 2 tbsp of salt. Mix all the ingredients in a small amount of water before pouring in the washing water. Such a mixture will help keep the bright color from fading.
- Don’t use water that is hotter than 105° F.
- Forget about washing powders: they make metal details look faded. Use a liquid detergent, a shampoo, or a soap.
- Use a soft bristle brush to clean jeans paying more attention to dirty spots: first, from the inside, then from the outer side. Don’t rub your pants against each other!
- If you use a soap, don’t put it directly on the fabric, but instead, a brush.