Once the jeans have soak for at least 60 minutes, drain the water and rinse the jeans thoroughly.
Step #5: Dry the jeans
At this point, the jeans are soaking wet and you have two approaches to dry them:
1) You can either let the jeans drip dry in your shower or outside (if it’s not raining, obviously). Alternatively, you can flat dry the jeans on a drying rack.
2) Or, before you hang your jeans to dry, you can remove some of the water in your washing machine with a ‘spin only’ programme of maximum 900 RPM.
Also, be aware that the spin cycle might cause a slight loss of indigo and create overall creasing, which results in a ‘onewash’ look.
If you want the denim to stay as dark and ‘raw’ as possible and don’t want to risk flattening the whiskers and honeycombs, AVOID this optional step.
We do not recommend tumble drying jeans. Tumble drying shrinks the denim and likely dulls the colour. Only tumble dry if you are prepared to accept this.
And that’s how you hand wash your jeans.
You can also use this approach to shrink down unsanforized ‘shrink-to-fit’ jeans. Just skip the detergent in step 3.
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