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Why you should never wash your jeans?!?

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Check out the link below to see why the experts are saying to keep your jeans away from the washing machine...




If you feel the need to throw your jeans into the washing machine after every wear, you may be doing it all wrong. According to the man behind the jeans Americans have been wearing for the past 141 years – Levi’s 501s – you do not need to wash your jeans as often as you think you do, if ever. “These jeans are maybe a year old and these have yet to see a washing machine,” the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Chip Bergh, said Tuesday, referring to the jeans he was wearing during an interview at fortune magazine's brainstorm green conference in California. “I know that sounds totally disgusting,” Bergh said. “I know it does.”




Despite the potential “ick” factor, Bergh went on to explain that keeping your jeans out of the laundry will help keep their shape and color. “If you talk to real denim aficionados, they tell you don’t wash your blue jeans,” Bergh said. Bergh is not the only member of the fashion industry to espouse a no-wash jeans policy. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger once told celebrity website that he also keeps his Levi’s out of the washing machine. “I never wash my Levi’s,” Hilfiger told TMZ cameras last october


  So how do you keep your jeans fresh without the help of laundry detergent?  Experts recommend  eliminating odor by spritzing jeans with white vinegar or vodka and hanging them out to air dry. Another option is to freeze your jeans once per month to kill off the smell caused by bacteria.  The freezing option entails turning your jeans inside out and then freezing them either overnight or for two days at a time. While fashion honchos like Hilfiger and Bergh are okay with keeping their jeans out of the washing machine, others took to social media to say they will stick with having clean jeans, no matter the consequences.  


I don't think we'll be putting our jeans in the freezer but it has made us think twice about washing our jeans so often, once a month could be a good comprimise!  


What do you think?...        




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  • Pat: June 27, 2014

    No I wouldnt and this is what I do it has worked for years

  • chris macgill: June 04, 2014

    Nonsense !I find with my best NYP and my cheaper ones look like new after 5 years . I put washing machine on wool wash in cold water no detergent slow spin voila perfect shape . Would not like to go out with a guy with unwashed jeans . Chris

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