You Can Actually Clean Your Jean Jacket By Freezing It
We’re all too aware of the perils of washing a great denim jacket.
Even the CEO of Levis Strauss, Chip Bergh, advises people not toÂ wash their denim.Â While speaking atÂ Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference, Chip said he was wearingÂ a pair of jeans that had “yet to see a washing machine” in over a year. Like… what?!
However, letting a denim jacketÂ go unwashed might not fly in civilized society. But don’t worry people, there’s a pretty simple solution, and it’s called “the freezer.” No like, all you need is a large plastic bag and your freezer.
First, you fold your jacket nicely and place it in the plastic bag. Then you placeÂ the bag in yourÂ freezer. Let it sit overnight! The cold temperature actually will kill any odor-causing bacteria. Usually, bacteria thrives in warm and moist environments, and that’s gross!
Not only will your denim jacketÂ keep in its original state much better than placing it in the washing machine ever would, but your jacket will feel crisp and cool the next time you wear it.