Your denim doesn’t need to be washed after each wear.
First, to reduce your own environmental impact, try to air-dry your jeans outside and see if it’s enough. However, if you still have to wash your denim, you can reduce your impact by following the instructions below:
- Fill up your washing machine: washing a full load results in less
friction between the clothes, which means fewer fibers are released.
- Use washing liquid instead of powder: the ‘scrub’ function of the grains of
powder results in a higher proportion of fiber loss than when liquid is used.
- Use a fabric softener: some ingredients in fabric softeners reduce less friction
between fibers, which reduces fiber loss.
- Wash at a low temperature: when clothes are washed at a high temperature
some fabrics are damaged, which leads to more fibers being released.
- Avoid long wash programs: long wash programs cause more friction between
fabrics, which results in more fibers tearing.
- dry spin clothes at low revolution levels: higher revolutions increase the
friction between the clothes, resulting in a higher chance of fibers loosening.