The more you wear your jeans, the more they will begin to reflect your story and how you wear them. When you make an investment in a great quality wardrobe staple like a pair of jeans, you want to make sure they stand the test of time, whilst taking care of our planet too.
At KEEPER Denim, we often get asked about how to best care for your jeans to ensure they last for many years to come. See below for some of our top KEEPER Denim tips:
SHOULD I WASH MY JEANS INSIDE OUT?
By taking just a few minutes to turn your KEEPER Denim jeans inside out before you wash them, you can protect the outside of the fabric. This isn’t a time-consuming process, yet it will help to protect the more delicate side of the denim, preserving the quality of your jeans so they will last for years.
WILL MY JEANS SHRINK OR STRETCH?
Jeans can shrink when the denim fabric is exposed to heat, for example if they are washed in hot water or if they are dried in a tumble dryer. That’s why we recommend you wash your KEEPER Denim jeans in cold water, to not only help preserve the quality of the jean, but also help the environment.
Like with all denim, our Elwood Skinny Jean they will relax with wear, however our jeans hold their shape over time. This is due to the high-quality denim they are made of which is comprised of organic cotton and recycled materials.
CAN I PUT MY JEANS IN THE DRYER?
If possible, it is best to air dry your jeans rather than putting them in a dryer as you will save energy. You will also preserve the quality of your jeans as air drying is a much gentler option, as using the dryer may weaken the fibres within the denim fabric overt time. However, we know it’s not always possible to air dry your jeans due to busy schedules, apartment living or unpredictable weather. So, if this is the case, you can tumble dry your jeans on low, to ensure they are gently dried. Plus, by opting for a low setting, you will also be saving energy, benefiting the planet!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY JEANS?
We recommend reducing the number of times you wash your jeans to minimise water usage, benefiting the environment. So instead of washing them after every wear, try only washing them after 8-10 wears. If you have a small mark on your jeans, you can always just spot clean the area, rather than washing the whole garment. If you want them to smell fresh, an alternative to washing them would be to air them outside on the clothesline to kill any bacteria, which will eliminate any odours.
We hope you found these answers to some of KEEPER Denim’s most frequently asked questions helpful when it comes to taking care of your denim pieces. Please refer to our Care Guide for further information on how to wash your denim.