Care Recommendations

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR MY CAKE DENIM BLUES?

Recommended Care for Raw Denim

Our care label provides general instructions for caring for your jeans, however, we believe raw denim is different from your ordinary pair of jeans. Therefore, we provided a detailed description of how to specifically care for raw denim below:

*Note: It is recommended that you wait at least 6 months before washing.

**Note: Pure indigo is used to create a unique wash for every garment, but take care around lighter items as the color may rub off during wear and may bleed depending on the life stage of your raw denim.

  1. Turn jeans inside out to prevent bleeding and more thoroughly clean the dirt and oils left by the skin.
  2. Fill clean bathtub with 3-4 inches of cold or lukewarm water.
  3. Add a mild detergent, wait for it to dissolve. Do not add too much detergent, only enough for one pair. Alternatively, you can also use one 1 cup of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of salt. Some believe this method preserves the indigo.
  4. Add only your one pair of raw denim jeans you wish to wash, as adding other jeans will risk ruining the fade you worked so hard to attain, and lighter garments will turn blue from the dye.
  5. Submerge jeans completely. If they float, use something such as shampoo bottles to hold them under water. Now, leave them alone for 45 minutes.
  6. Rinse the jeans 3 times by draining the initial dirty water, refilling the tub with cold water and leaving it for another 5-10 minutes. DO NOT WRING because this will twist and break the fibers-instead roll them up and press. Repeat draining of dirty water and refilling with cold water one more time. Again, do NOT wring-roll them up and press water out.
  7. Dry by either laying flat on a towel or hang them in the shower and let them drip dry. You can also line dry them outside, however, avoid direct sunlight.
  8. Put them on when they are 90% dry so that your blues will stretch and conform to your body.
  9. If you must iron, always iron on a lower setting with the jeans inside out and place a thin towel or white t-shirt between the iron and denim.
  10. Store on a hanger until your next wear.

Recommended Care for Dark/Black Denim

Please pay special attention to the care label for specific care instructions.

Machine wash this garment by turning it inside out and using cold water.

Wash with like colors or separately to avoid dying of other garments in the wash. Choose a gentle cycle with like colors and use detergent designed for dark colors. Do not bleach. For best results, lay flat to dry.

Recommended Care for Distressed Denim

Machine wash this garment by turning it inside out and using cold water. Choose a gentle cycle with like colors. Do not bleach. For best results, lay flat to dry. The distressing patterns on this garment will evolve over time, creating a one-of-a-kind style. Please pay special attention to the care label to extend the life of the design.