Helpful information for the care of your new denim jacket
Denim is made from tightly woven twill. Lengthwise, yarns are dyed with indigo or blue dye; horizontal yarns remain white. The yarns have a very strong twist to make them more durable, but this also affects the denim's color. The yarns are twisted so tightly that the indigo dye usually only colors the surface, leaving the fabric center white. The blue strands become the threads that show on the outside of your denim, and the white are the ones that make the inside of your denim look white. Through wear, the indigo yarn surface gives way, exposing the white yarn underneath which causes denim to fade.
Washing Denim Tips
Even though our jackets come pre-rinsed and are ready to wear, you may still want to wash them. We like to use fabric softeners so the denim looks better and feels softer. All denim garments should be washed at medium temperature and low dry cycle. You can also air dry by just hanging or laying out flat. Wash alone and never use bleach. Have an old pair of faded jeans? Throw them in with the jacket when washing and the indigo dye from your jacket will refresh them.
Keeping your jacket dark
Wash in cold water, short cycle and low heat dry
Never use bleach
Wash inside out and add a thimble of vinegar
Only wash when needed, denim will naturally fade when washed
How to fade your jacket
Wash in warm water and medium heat dry
Never use bleach
Use longer wash cycle
The more you wash, the more it fades
Do the fade work yourself using RIT Fast Fade *Not recommended with embroidery
Watch washing in hot water or high dry heat. This can cause the seams to warp and weaken, causing them to seperate
After washing your jacket the first few times, you will notice small threads exposed mostly around seams, pockets, and button holes. These are normal and can be easily removed by,
Using nail clippers
Either method will work, be carful not to snag or cut your jacket!
We do not recommend using a lighter
Washing: All embroidered articles should be laundered with neutral laundering agents. Strong detergents which contain optical brighteners or bleaching agents such as chlorine, peroxide, or sodium carbonate can cause discoloration.
Machine embroidered goods should be washed separately. Do not pack embroidered garments tightly into washing machines, leave them soaking in water, or in piles of wet clothing. Rinse embroidered garments in cold water immediately after washing making certain that no residue remains. We do not recommend wringing embroidered goods. In order to remove all residue, we recommend rinsing in lukewarm water followed by cold water. Stain removers may damage the color and consistency of the thread especialy when scrubbed by hand or with a brush.
Ironing: Use low temperature setting when ironing. Cover the embroidered area with a towel and it lightly iron from the back side.
Dry Cleaning: Embroidery may be dry cleaned. However, extreme care should be exercised when dry cleaning embroidery. Special care must be taken when shades of red or orange are used due to dye methods used to produce these colors.
Loose Thread: If you find that a thread has come loose, do not pull it. You may not have embroidery anymore. Simply snip the thread off and that's it.