Method 1:

Put your raw selvedge jeans in the freezer (in a pocket beforehand) overnight (optional), then use the spray. Maneuver field provided with your jeans for an optimal result. Here is the first spray specially designed for jeans for a dry treatment, you no longer need to wash your jeans.

Method 2:

Opt for ventilation during the first three months, it is preferable to avoid washing the jeans in order to optimize their indigo color. If you're a purist looking to keep that hard cardboard look, buy a starch spray, it's easy to find at your local hardware store.

Method 3: (standard wash jeans returned or not)

Wash it, soak it in warm 30° or cold water, with a capful of the special Champ de Manoeuvres product (or not). Or with a liquid detergent such as Woolite® or even sodium bicarbonate for 60 minutes in a bathtub: this neutralizes the smell, whether it is turned over or not, it does not change anything.

Rinse then let dry, nothing could be simpler.

See the demonstration from Heddels.

Why do my jeans smell after a few wears?

Know that it is not the dirt that is responsible for the smell of your jeans, but the bacteria generated by your body. indigo is a matter natural vegetable fiber , conducive to the development of bacteria on the surface of your denim .

An American study has shown that recently washed jeans contain exactly the same bacteria as one worn for six months. It 's surprising , don't panic gentlemen , it is made precisely to be worn like this.

The 'denim heads' as they are called wear their very dirty jeans! They rarely wash to preserve the original patina, a beautiful indigo on the unbleached warp and weft threads.

Raw, unwashed, or airy, with patina or without, the most important thing is that jeans that smell are not necessarily dirty jeans.