Bacteria in blue jeans after 15 months of unwashed wear:
From one denim specialist to another… we all know what washing your denim too often does to your coveted cloth… but whats the real DL on sanity of skipping the rinse cycle for 5-6 washings (my personal recommendation)?
Josh Le student of University of Alberta teamed up with his textiles professor, Rachel McQueen, to perform a bacterial analysis on Josh’s blue jeans after he’d worn them for 15 months.
Both surprised at the outcome- 15 moths had nearly the same kind and amount of bacteria then after 1 wear. So, save water and your jeans by washing less frequently. HOWEVER, tiny pieces of sand/dirt particles wiggle their was in-between the woven cotton fibers and when they are not washed for ….15 months it will abraid and breakdown your denim. Hence my 5-6 time wear wash recommendation.
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this is the video of this study that i’ve posted before.
the scientist also made a great point that not washing your jeans simply uses less energy so not doing so is better for the enviroment.