Everyone owns a black pair of jeans, and one of the questions we hear the most is: "How to keep my black Jeans black?" "How do I stop my black Jeans from fading?"
Black jeans tend to fade over time. What can be done to stop black Jeans from fading?
- When buying a new pair of jeans, pre-soak them in a bucket with cold water, vinegar, and salt. This process helps to lock in the colour.
- Wash your jeans Inside out: The friction caused by the washing machine and detergent can cause the dye to fade. It will help protect the outer layer of the denim from rubbing against other clothing items in the washing machine by washing your jeans inside out.
- Use cold water: Wash your jeans in cold water. Hot water can cause the dye to bleed and fade. Not only will this help preserve the colour of your jeans, but it will also help prevent shrinkage and damage to the fabric.
- Never use Bleach or bleaching agent product: Bleach will cause significant damage to your black jeans. It will weaken the fibres of your Jeans, making them more susceptible to fading and deterioration. Use a non-bio-washing liquid only! Remember that bio-liquid is only for white garments and will discolour your black jeans over time.
- Limit how often you wash them. Washing jeans too frequently can prevent them from losing their colour and shape. If your jeans aren't visibly dirty or smelly, you might not need to clean them yet
- Don’t put your Jeans in the tumble dryers: Hang them to air out outside, on a clothesline or drying rack. Avoid exposing them to the sun as this will also cause fading.
Here at Farthings Cambridge and Farthings Trumpington, we can help with your garments. We are based at 143 Milton Road Cambridge CB4 1XE and 1 Anstey Way Trumpington CB2 9JE. If you have any garments you are unsure how to care for or clean, please visit us, and we can help you :)