Friday, March 12, 2010

To Wash Or Not To Wash this may be crossing the line as far as going green goes...

I've heard girlfriends buzzing about a new trend in denim washing- or not washing. Apparently if you fold your dirty jeans neatly, put them into a freezer bag, and leave them in the freezer for 24 hours, all the bacteria is killed. The end result is a pair of jeans that lose less color pigment, you don't use water in washing the jeans, and they have that new crisp feeling. I don't know if that's prior to thawing or not, lol. Obviously freezing won't remove stains, but proponents say that's part of the charm.

What I'm wondering about is the fit. When I reach for those freshly washed jeans I expect them to have no give and they're a bit smaller. But, thats what you get with wear them for a bit and they stretch out. You can't get this with freezing.

At least, I don't think so. I may try this experiment over the weekend. Have you ever tried it?


  1. It seems like such an odd idea. Does freezing really kill the bacteria?

  2. I think that too! If you freeze for 24 hours or more, does really kill the bacteria.

    I also think this style of "washing" was created to prolong the life of those expensive designer jeans.