The washing guidelines we’ve indicated on the jean’s label represent a maximum, we strongly advise you not to go any higher.
For washing the jean there are several methods:
-The first method is simply to wash your jean inside out and if it is the first wash, on its own or with dark clothes. Also, if possible, use a liquid detergent rather than in powder form. Powder detergents sometimes leave white traces on clothes. In order to avoid deforming the jean, don’t wash over 30-40C and no spin. Hang out to dry.
-The second method consists in soaking the jean for 1 to 2 hours in warm water with liquid detergent before rinsing it. You then roll the jean into a towel to soak up the water, and then wring it out by turning the towel around before stretching the jean out to dry.
Giving the jean some natural wear and tear:
The philosophy of giving your jean some natural wear and tear comes from a Japanese aesthetical concept. It is known as the “Wabi-Sabi”. These are two different words linked together. “Wabi” means a form of natural simplicity. “Sabi” denotes the beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear.
The natural usage and treatment your jean will get from sitting down, moving around, putting a wallet or phone in its pocket, etc… will be irregular and will therefore create a unique piece modelled on its owners life.
Be aware that the longer you wear your jean without washing it, the more it will keep its authenticity and its natural fade. Jean aficionados wear them for several months before washing them for the first time.