The Great Denim Debate
Have you ever been involved in the Great Denim Debate? You know the one where you discuss how often you should clean your denim. The discussion where everyone has a different answer – even the ‘experts’!
Hallak’s team is often asked about the proper care for items. One of the top questions received is regarding denim’s care. And our clientele aren’t the only ones asking! There have been numerous studies such as:
- Should you wash your jeans less to reduce your carbon footprint?
- Is not washing your jeans bad for your health?
Along with how often, people also wonder cold versus a normal wash? Washing inside-out or not? Depending on the denim, it is hard to provide a definitive solution – and one the that everyone would agree to. Less expensive denim dyed poorly may not hold up in more frequent washings; they could lose dye quicker, lose their structure, etc. (Even more expensive denim has been known to cause dye transfer.)
Most people have their own thoughts on how to handle their denim care. It’s a personal choice. Depending on your actual ‘schedule’, you may wish to keep it personal too. Several years ago, Levi’s CEO explained that he never washed his jeans. As you may have guessed, he received some backlash for it. Although, we are pretty sure that some people may have already been following suit.
Hallak’s Take on the Great Denim Debate
Consider caring for your denim every two to three wears. If you do not plan on washing your denim after each wear, please inspect them before putting them away. You may wish to spot-clean certain areas, etc.
Remember, this is merely a suggestion. We have a strong feeling denim’s care will continue to be a personal choice.
Additional garment care questions? Feel free to ask one of our team members today by calling (212) 832-0750 of emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.