Posted on Jul 5, 2012

The Laundress RECIPES Washing Denim

Caring for Denim – Don’t like stiff denim? The Laundress Denim Wash is formulated with our Fabric Conditioner to soften denim while preserving the color with our Darks Detergent.

Tools:

Denim Wash, Stain Solution, Wash & Stain Bar

Optional:

Stain Brush, Mesh Washing Bundle, Fabric Fresh, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Scented Vinegar, The Laundress Whites Detergent, .

Pre-treat:

  • Examine for stains: pre-treat with Denim Wash, Stain Solution or The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar. Always treat stains first and pre-soak for the most effective removal.
  • To remove dirt, grease and grime (especially on the hem) treat with our Wash & Stain Bar. Wet bar and work into the fabric.
  • To remove juice, wine, coffee, pen, chocolate use our Stain Solution and Stain Brush.
  • To remove odors: pre-wash or pre-soak with Scented Vinegar. Apply vinegar directly on odor areas and work stain solution into the fabric. Soak well.
  • Turn your denim inside out. This prevents abrasion and lengthens the life of colorant dyes.
  • Do not mix colors, wash with like colors only.

Machine washing:

Dry/Finish:

  • Hang to dry. Color is best maintained by not using the dryer, that is where most fading occurs. Air drying is always recommended.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Hand washing will lengthen the life of colored garments.
  • Altering and hemming – wash and dry in a high temperature to maximize the shrinkage…especially for pant legs.
  • Embroidered, embellished, broken in, decorative and/or worn holes – Wash on the delicate cycle in The Laundress Mesh Washing Bag and line dry. Do not use the dryer.
  • Dark denim : wash your new dark or colored denim alone to prevent issues with dye transfer on other items.
  • In between washing and wearing – spray with your favorite scent of The Laundress Fabric Fresh, our anti-bacterial and odor removal spray.