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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it’s really dirty, so unless you’re wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don’t wash them after every wear. When you do wash them, experts at Levi say to turn jeans inside out before tossing them into the washing machine . The reason? Dye that leaches out of the legs while washing will stay put in the leg area and be reabsorbed during the washing process. Wash in cold water and use eco-friendly laundry detergents , plus avoid bleach. In most cases, you should run full loads of laundry to cut back on energy and water waste, but some denim experts note that you should wash jeans in smaller loads, but still with a washer full of water to avoid abrasion with other items. Hang dry most of your clothing to make it last, including jeans, but if you do machine dry, use low (or no) heat. Remember that denim can fade q...

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