How to care for your denim

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7 secrets on How to care for your Denim

A Good pair of jeans is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. From skinny to flare, dark to light, long to cropped the main thing about denim is you want it to last!

Nothing compares to when you put on a great pair of perfectly fitting jeans for the very first time. The colour is sharp, they have just the right amount of firmness. They lift and hold you in all the right places. You look great and most of all you feel confident!

You want that feeling to last forever!

 

Caring for your denim properly can keep it in its best shape. Remember these 7 denim secrets to help you take better care for your denim and favourite pair of jeans.

To make them last longer, hold their shape and keep them looking as good as they did the first time you put them on.

 

  1. Washing too often will make the colour fade sooner.

Jeans should not be washed often, this is the most important secret! If you can, try not to wash as often as your regular clothing. This will help with preserving the indigo dyes that are released both in washing and when wearing.

 

  1. Turn your denim inside out.

When it is time to wash your jeans be sure to turn them inside out and wash separately. By turning them inside out you reduce the friction and lower the stress on the dyed side of the fabric.

 

  1. Always wash in Cold Water.

Wash your denim in Cold water and use a small amount mild detergent.

The Cold water helps them from fading and also protects the elastane fibres used in Stretch Denim that hot water would otherwise weaken and possibly damage.

In the first wash it’s also recommended to add two spoonfuls of salt to help set the indigo dyes.

Of course if you have the time hand washing is best. No harsh scrubbing needed add a small amount of mild detergent soak for an hour come back, rinse and dry.

 

  1. Always Air Dry, never tumble.

Never Tumble dry your jeans, Hang them out to dry in the shade to preserve the fit and avoid possible shrinkage and fabric damage from the heat of the tumble dryer.

 

  1. Do not dry clean your denim.

The chemicals used in dry cleaning will slowly weaken the fabric and sometimes alter the surface finish to your jeans. Save your pennies.

 

  1. Avoid light coloured surface rubbing.

Dyes used to create a rich dark denim are natural indigo dyes. There may well be excess colour dye on the surface of the fabric which can rub off onto light coloured furniture, leather and upholstery so its best to avoid prolonged contact with these surfaces. Especially if you have a white leather couch!

 

  1. Size down for Stretch Denim.

After wearing your Stretch Jeans they will grow and mould to your body shape, that’s why its recommend to go down a size in stretch denim jeans, they will tend to grow after a few wears which is why you want them a little bit tight when buying. Once you wash them they will return back to their original shape.

 

If you love your denim you will want to prolong the life of your favourite jeans so do follow these simple tips. And just because I love denim you can enjoy 10% off our new Jean arrivals the Ana and Elle Jean by using code DENIM10 shop here 

 

Michelle xx

ORGANIC COTTON CLOTHING

At Saint Rose we are passionate about producing ethical and eco-friendly Fashion.

Being able to produce a range of Organic Cotton Clothing is something that is important to us and to the environment.

When I had my first daughter she had very sensitive skin. Her skin would flare up from using regular washing powder and bath soap.

In fact any un-natural product would cause her eczema to flare up.

I would only dress her in pure Cotton or if there was the choice Organic Cotton.

The Organic Cotton Clothing would make such a difference to her skin and to the flare-ups. Especially in Hot weather the Organic Cotton was the only thing she could wear so her skin could breathe.

Seeing the difference that it made to her skin is one of the reasons

I designed a range of tee’s and dresses made from certified organically grown cotton.

How is Organic Cotton Produced?

Organic Cotton is a 100% natural plant-derived and soothing fibre.

It has high absorbent properties and is a non-irritant making it perfect for sensitive skin.

The cotton is grown and harvested without using any harmful chemicals or pesticides.

While also using methods that have a very low impact on the environment.

The Original plants have been grown on land that has been treated and given sufficient time for the removal of

all toxic residues and pesticides that may have been used earlier on it.

The cotton is original and has not been touched or genetically modified. It has not been treated with any chemical bleaches or scents.

Some of the benefits of wearing Organic Cotton Clothing

Organic Cotton is a soft, strong and resilient fibre. It is the most skin-friendly, soothing, and most harmless natural fibre that you can wear. The natural fibers allow your skin to breathe naturally and it also feels good to wear.

Organic Cotton is not only health friendly but it’s also kinder to the environment. The cotton harvesting reduces pollutions and toxins in the air compared to that caused by the pesticides that are used to produce conventional cotton and more so other un-natural fibers.

It is better quality. The health of our planet depends on us  to make conscious decisions with awareness and care.

By making the right choice to support sustainable and eco-friendly fashion you are helping to nurture and build a healthier and cleaner world.

Shop our range of Organic Cotton Styles here

 

 

White T-Shirt

Organic Cotton White Tee

 

The Perfect NYE Outfit for Every Celebration

Finding that perfect NYE outfit is always a challenge and if you are like me then every year it is always left to the last minute!

Just like New Years Eve Plans I always leave the organising till a few days before then rush to find the perfect NYE outfit.

Whether it be a Bbq at a friends house, a party on a rooftop bar or watching fireworks on the waters edge. Champagne is always involved and it is the last day of the year you want to look good!

For me no matter what I am doing it’s important to look great but at the same time feel comfortable. Gone are the days of wearing super tight dresses that you can’t move in or have a good time in.

I want to wear something cool, classy & effortless and it’s usually a hot night so a strappy loose flowing dress is ideal. Keep your accessories fun and playful.

 

Black Slip Dress

Ezra Slip Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYE Celebrations Outfit

The Ezra Slip Dress is perfect for Easy NYE outfit Glam! Lightweight fabric, loose and flowing. Most of all the long front fringing adds a bit of fun to your outfit.

Easy to style with simple elegant jewels and a sandal or heel depending on where you are headed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exposed Shoulder Black Dress

Alba Black Dress

Backyard BBQ

If you are off to more of a low key bbq at your friends house then the Cross-over Back Alba Dress is a great option.

The Exposed shoulder and cross-over back gives you that unique style while the soft drape fabric makes it so easy to wear especially if you’ve had a big meal!

Style with metallic sandals for some instant glam. Or some cool espadrilles and a chunky necklace then you’re good to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Fringe Cami

Ezra Black Cami

Swanky Rooftop Bar Event

The Ezra Swing Cami is a definite must. Wear back with some leather pants or skirt and you will totally rock it! Finally add a great pair of heels you will dance the night away!

I hope these outfit suggestions have given you some inspiration for your NYE looks. Most of all this is the night to have fun!