Chances are you bought those jeans or that denim jacket because you liked the color and texture of the denim as it was when you purchased it.
New jeans and jackets - all denim, actually - has been specially dyed to get that rough-and-tumble look and that perfect-for-you color.
To keep your denim duds looking and feeling just the way you like them requires a bit of special laundry treatment on your part from the day you bring them home.
Not to worry - these laundry tips for jeans can help you keep that denim looking sharp and feeling cozy.
And once you have the jeans-washing-routine down, getting your favorite pair clean safely will be a snap.
Wash denim separately the first time it enters the laundry room. The dye in most jeans transfers readily during the laundry cycle to its fellow bathers.
You'll also want to the new jeans inside-out in warm or cool water to prevent fading (unless you want fading, of course.)
Keep both new and washed jeans away from laundry detergents with bleach for the same reason.
Try to keep your jeans out of the dryer as much as possible. Heat may damage the fibers of your jeans; and dry cleaning isn't any better, as it can cause discoloration.
When you just have to toss those jeans into the dryer, tumble dry while the dryer drum is cool, and choose a delicate setting if your dryer has one, or a cooler temperature.
To extend the lifespan of jeans, the best drying method is laying them flat to dry. With this method you may need to iron your jeans. Plan to iron them while the jeans are still a bit damp for best results.
Don't try to spot-clean denim. Instead, wash the entire pants so you don't create a faded area where the spot or spill was.
By putting these laundry tips for jeans into play with your favorite denim pieces, you're sure to have your comfy, cozy favorites looking sharp for years to come.