Gallery: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Care For Your Jeans


Denim enthusiasts have long known that putting your denim on ice—literally—can help them maintain their deep indigo hue. Stick your jeans in the freezer for a day to put the kibosh on encroaching bacteria, without resulting in premature fading.

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The greenest pair of jeans? The ones that are in it for the long haul, not just a season or two. Extend your dungarees’ lifespan by giving them some ol’ fashioned TLC, from the commonsensible (washing them in cold) to the unorthodox (putting them on ice, literally). Our six smartypants tips will help you keep your denim looking like the day you first wore them.

14 Responses to “6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Care For Your Jeans”

  1. Yuka says:

    I really want to try denim therapy!

  2. CMerwin says:

    One of my biggest frustrations is when my jeans fade so its great to see a post like this with eco-friendly ways to make them last longer!

  3. EcoFashionFan says:

    These are some really great tips – love the one about putting jeans in the freezer – how innovative!

  4. Jill Fehrenbacher says:

    Great post Jasmin! Also love the DIY photos!

  5. Fang McGee says:

    Denim Therapy sounds like a winner—much prettier than random patches, anyway!

  6. Mike says:

    Great advice here! I’m a fan of the raw denim “jump in the ocean” wash myself.

  7. Bridgette Meinhold says:

    I’ve heard of freezing your jeans before. Has anyone really ever done it?

  8. Rebecca says:

    This is a great post! I want to do all of these things!

  9. JulieK says:

    I have a pair of jeans in my closet right now that need therapy — I just couldn’t bring myself to toss them and now, I don’t think I’ll have to!

  10. Andrew Michler says:

    I prefer air drying- but haven’t showered with them yet, sounds like chaff city. But one never knows.

  11. California Girl says:

    Glad to hear that my habit of wearing my jeans until they definitely are needing a wash is good practice! Shower next…

  12. evelyn says:

    Always looking for new ways to increase the life of my jeans!!! This is a great post!

  13. diane pham says:

    great tips! never knew about putting them in the freezer…

  14. Greenlichen (@Greenlichen) says:

    Wow Im gonna do all that. Thanx

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