In the Blue Blog
|Posted on 27 March, 2019 at 13:10|
Hello and welcome to 'in the Blue',
Here at today .yesterday .tomorow Clothing, as an ethical Denim collections company, we'd love to share our tips, tricks and capsule styles with you.
Feel free to email your comments and questions to: [email protected]
How to care for Denim.
I get it, you have a favourite pair of Jeans and dreading the look of them after their recent frolics in the washing machine, huh?
Firstly try not to machine wash your Jeans too often, Jeans are made to be durable, think of their initial purposes in the mid-19th century whereby, a good pair of Jeans were made to last and endure the effects of hard laboring, wear and tear. We'll take you through the history of denim in one of our up and coming blogs.
follow these sacred Jean preserving steps;
Clean individual dirt marks with a damp cloth, spray with water and mild detergent if necessary and leave Jeans to air dry, aim to enjoy at least 4 wears out of your Jeans before fully washing.
Our recommended brushes
Use a sturdy bristle brush on dry denim to get rid of any small dried caked-on patches, circular motions with the brush on the problem areas should do the trick.
Korbond Double sided brush £6
Modern man Clothes Brush £4.95
Once you feel that your Jeans have reached the stage of washing, we have a great 'decades' old practice for you to try.
Find below a mild laundry detergent recipe, to help keep your blues blue and durable
mild laundry detergent solution
- Large Bowl
- Sturdy large wooden spoon or large spatula
- Heavy duty Household rubber gloves
- Large clean towel to cover your work tops or floor incase of spillage
- Apron or old shirt
- Protective goggles
- Household Soda
- Household Soap or soap flakes
- Borax or Borax substitute
Household soap £7.10
Household Soda/ Soda Crystals £1.50 1.5kg
Borax Substitute £4.41 100g
Please protect your skin, hands, work surfaces, clothing and most importantly your eyes by wearing protective gear.
- Grate or blitz 1 bar of household soap in a blender until finely chopped
- Add 6 tablespoons of household soda into a bowl or large jar
- Add 6 tablespoons of Borax or Borax substitute to the soda
- Add 3 tablespoons of soap flakes/your blended soap to the mixture
If using a bowl, use the wooden spoon to evenly mix your mixture, do make sure that you are wearing gloves!
If using a jar, place the lid securely and shake to evenly mix your detergent.
Fill a large bowl or bath tub with cold water, at least 15inches deep
Add 3 Tablespoons of your detergent, use your wooden spoon or spatula to disolve your mixture by gently swirling the water
Add up to 5 similar colored items to the water including your Jeans, again use your wooden spoon or spatula to submerge the garments and to mix with the detergent
Leave items to soak for upto 1 hour and use your clothes brush to scrub any stubborn stains
Remove clothes from the water and gently wring
Dispose of the used water
Fill bowl or bath tub with cold water upto 15 inches deep
Add garments to the water to rinse off excess detergent
Leave clothing in the water for 20 mins, then drain the water and wring the gaments
Leave your freshly washed clothes to air dry.
Store your detergent in a cool place away from direct sunlight and out of the reach of children.
Photographer: Chiara De Propis
Models Wearing; today .yesterday .tomorrow
'Rubina' Dress and 'See Me' trouser suit
Until the next timePeace out!
x Samantha x
Categories: Denim Care