CARE GUIDE

Be sure to keep your favourites around for longer by taking really good care of them.


Care Jeans

JEANS

We all have at least one favourite pair of jeans that fit perfectly and look great with or without anything else on. The day those jeans decay is a day of grief. Therefore we have some suggestions on how to extend their life.

Wash and iron inside out and wash with similar colors. Use a detergent without bleach, they may dry and wet bleed so be careful with light coloured furniture, accessories and garments. The darker the garment, the more likely it is to bleed.

Our most important piece of advice is to wash your jeans as rarely as possible. If you have only worn your jeans for a few hours, you don't need to throw them in the laundry. When they break, we encourage you to have them repaired, by a professional or by yourself (it's not that difficult) partly because it gives them a longer life but also because it looks great.

Unwashed, rinsed and garment dyed

Be careful with dry- and wet-bleed, especially in the beginning. This sort of garment will fade over time. Stay away from light-coloured furniture and be careful with your accessories. Part of the charm of this type of garment is that it will obtain a beautiful patina over time. Black jeans will face to a charcoal grey which looks fantastic and is actually not all that easy to create artificially. Wash these jeans rarely and let them tell your story. Especially black ones, you can actually re-dye with a basic colour kit available from many department stores, in case you want to restore the black colour without buying a new pair. Raw/rinsed denim shrinkage will be minimal - where it occurs, it's usually mostly noticeable on the inseam which may shrink up to 2 cm. Most of our coloured jeans and chinos are garment dyed, including styles such as Snap, Arlene, Heywood, Uma and others.

Piece dyed

This garment generally comes with high colour fastness, so you are unlikely to experience significant dry- and wet-bleed. Never hurts to be careful though. Generally speaking, we use piece dyeing on Donk Chino and Karl Chino. What this means is that the fabric is dyed at high temperatures prior to being cut & sewn; this dyeing method usually creates a much higher colour fastness than garment dyeing, which is why you'll find that these chino styles don't fade in the same way a pair of garment dyed jeans or chinos do. This also means that they don't dry- and wet-bleed nearly as much.

Dark wash

These may bleed a bit and will continue fading with every wash. However, they will normally not bleed nearly as much as Unwashed/Rinsed/Garment dyed items. But it's still important to wash with similar colours.

Light wash

With light washes, it's quite unlikely that you'll have major problems with dry-bleeding. You should still wash them with similar colours to be on the safe side, and of course also to prevent them from taking colour from other garments.

Acid wash

Acid/snow washes can be a bit sensitive to light so you should store them in a dark place when you're not wearing them. It's possible that they get a slightly creamier colour over time, but we try to keep it to a minimum. When exposed to light and air for an extended period of time, an acid bleached garment may get a slightly creamy colour, which is why you should let them dry in the shade.

WASH AND IRON INSIDE OUT AND WITH SIMILAR COLOURS. USE A DETERGENT WITHOUT BLEACH. MAY DRY AND WET BLEED SO BE CAREFUL WITH LIGHT-COLOURED FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES AND GARMENTS. THE DARKER THE GARMENT, THE MORE LIKELY IT IS TO BLEED. DO NOT PULL BELT-LOOPS - THEY ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR HOLDING BELTS IN PLACE.


Care Jeans-tights

JEANS TIGHTS

We know you love your jeans tights. Although they are adorable and elastic, they’re not as durable as a normal pair of jeans, and that's because we've prioritised comfort, elasticity and fit with these styles. Please don’t treat them roughly. Remember that all types of denim last longer if you try not to wash them frequently.

Rinsed / garment dyed

Be careful with dry- and wet-bleed, especially in the beginning. This sort of garment will fade over time. Stay away from light-coloured furniture and be careful with your accessories such as shoes, bags, etc. in light colours. Part of the charm of this type of garment is that it will obtain a beautiful patina over time. Black jeans will face to a charcoal grey which looks fantastic and is actually not all that easy to create artificially. Wash these jeans rarely and let them tell your story. Especially black ones, you can actually re-dye with a basic colour kit available from many department stores, in case you want to restore the black colour without buying a new pair. Raw/rinsed denim shrinkage will be minimal - where it occurs, it's usually mostly noticeable on the inseam which may shrink up to 2 cm.

Dark Wash

These may bleed a bit and will continue fading with every wash. However, they will normally not bleed nearly as much as Unwashed/Rinsed/Garment dyed items. You should still wash these with similar colours. And it's still possible that dye stuff rubs off on other materials in light colours so be careful.

Light Wash

With light washes, it's quite unlikely that you'll have major problems with dry-bleeding. You should still wash them with similar colours to be on the safe side, and of course also to prevent them from taking colour from other garments.

Acid Wash

Acid/snow washes can be a bit sensitive to light so you should store them in a dark place when you're not wearing them. It's possible that they get a slightly creamier colour over time, but we try to keep it to a minimum. When exposed to light and air for an extended period of time, an acid bleached garment may get a slightly creamy colour, which is why you should let them dry in the shade. These washes are usually based on a dark indigo denim or a garment dyed item which means that they may dry- and wet-bleed. You should wash these pants separately or with similar colours as they may dry- and wet-bleed. The base colour will gradually fade over time.

WASH AND IRON INSIDE OUT AND WITH SIMILAR COLOURS. WILL DRY- AND WET-BLEED. DO NOT TUMBLE DRY. DO NOT BLEACH. WASH AT LOW TEMPERATURE (30 DEGREES C) AS THE FABRIC IS HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO OVER-HEATING. IF NECESSARY, STRETCH THE INSEAM CAREFULLY WHEN THE GARMENT IS WET. DO NOT PULL BELT-LOOPS - THEY ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR HOLDING BELTS IN PLACE.