Washing jeans the correct way is just one of the ways in which you can prolong the life and quality of your denims. Jeans can fade, shrink and lose their fit if they’re washed inappropriately, which can cost you a lot of money – especially if you invest in designer products.
Before you put any pair of jeans in the washing machine you must ensure your pockets are empty. Not only is there nothing worse than putting your hand in your pocket to find a sticky old Worthers’ Original, but leaving stray items in the machine has the potential to cause serious damage to the drum. Needless to say, items such as superglue can be particularly damaging.
Use a cooler temperature as this will prevent shrinkages and stop the colour from running. Some washing machines have specialist denim or jeans cycles. Indesit washing machines offer this jeans programme which provides a gentle wash and takes extra care to preserve the rich colours of the fabric. This cycle is available on all machines and will wash four pairs at 40 degrees and spins at 800rpm. The programme completes in one hour and ten minutes.