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Help needed! How to avoid staining everything without ruining the fade?

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Hi all

 

I've just signed up in the hope of getting some expert opinions from you lovely denim fanatics.

 

About a week ago I got my hands on a pair of Nudie Tube Kellys in the 16 dip dry denim:

 

http://shop.nudiejeans.com/en/product/1093/org-16-dips-dry

 

I love them to bits already, and have been wearing them constantly, but have noticed that they are really shedding a LOT of dye (far more so than my raw Edwins that I bought a couple of years ago).  I've managed to turn my cream couch blue, and whilst that thankfully has washed out, I really need to stop it happening again.

 

The thing is, I want them to age well and develop all those lovely fades, so I'm reluctant to wash them to get rid of all the loose dye, but I can't go ruining everything I sit on for the next year!

 

So - is there a way I can wash my jeans to get rid of the loose dye, but without ruining the fade potential?  I was thinking maybe putting them on a cold wash, without detergent, and turned inside out.... do people reckon the jeans will still be OK after that, or do you guys have other ideas?  How do you all avoid ruining your furniture?  

 

Thanks in advance for your advice/opinions!

 

Chris

post #2 of 3

The dye fading is what causes the whiskers and such that you are looking for!! The sooner you wash off excess dye then less contrasted your fading will be. Your best bet is a couch cover.

post #3 of 3

thanks for these awesome tips :)

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