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

Optional:
Stain Solution, Stain Brush, Mesh Washing Bundle, Fabric Fresh, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Scented Vinegar.

Pre-treat:
– Examine for stains: pre-treat with The Laundress 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 The Laundress 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:
– Launder blue and dark denim with The Laundress Denim Wash in cold water.

– White denim should be laundered with The Laundress Whites Detergent in hot water to keep looking brand new.

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 with The Laundress Mesh 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.