Know Why You Should Not Wash Denim Jeans Frequently

 Each time the jeans are washed, denim microfibers are released each time and reach the rivers, lakes and other waters with wastewater and cause pollution.

Washing jeans every 10 wears "instead of every two times" reduces energy use, climate change impact, and water intake by up to 80%."

know Why You Should Not Wash Denim Jeans Frequently
Know Why You Should Not Wash Denim Jeans Frequently

Better Not Wear Jeans; Wash Very Little If You Wear! Why?

Since man himself is a part of nature, therefore most aspects related to him are related to nature. Eating, drinking, wearing and living are all directly related to the environment. Therefore, you should always keep in mind what you are wearing.


You know that most companies themselves say that jeans should be washed only once a month! Now scientists are explaining why this is so. Scientists are also saying that you should at least make a habit of buying and wearing clothes.

You should also see how the living conditions of people who work vigorously for Nature Conservation and what kind of fashion they advocate. Curiosity should be affected by which of your actions can affect the environment.

You should pay attention to what you are wearing. Do you wear jeans from More than half of the world is fond of wearing denim jeans of blue or any other color, but are oblivious to the fact that the subtle parts of the jeans go to rivers, lakes or seas and cause damage.

Yes, new research has revealed that when the jeans are washed, the microscopic fibers come out of it and get washed away with wasted water. Although research has not yet revealed how it causes harm to the wildlife and the environment, but concern has definitely been raised. It has been said that even though denim is made from cotton, it uses a variety of chemicals, including microfibers.

How Denim Microfibers Are Polluting Our Water?

Each time the jeans are washed, denim microfibers are released each time and reach the rivers, lakes or other waters with wastewater and cause pollution. In research, scientists tested many microfibers found in the sediment of water bodies and found that they are only microscopic particles released from jeans.

A new study report published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters found that jeans are releasing up to 56,000 denim microfibres per wash in lakes and oceans. Denim microfibres have infiltrated water all the way from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean. The study was done to show the extent of human-caused pollution.

With the huge amount of pesticides  used to grow cotton and the energy consumption in factories, jeans are one of the least environmentally friendly clothing items for production.

Pollution of denim microfiber was found in the sediments of many small and large lakes in many parts of the US and Canada.

Since many people in the world are wearing jeans, the researchers have associated pollution with jeans.. It was also found out that synthetic dye is used for jeans. Synthetic is not a natural substance, and some of the substances used to make jeans are even poisonous.

Why Jeans are Bad for the Environment?

Jeans have a greater environmental impact. In every stage of production, we face a heavy environmental burden. A large amount of water, fertilizers and pesticides are used in cotton production. The amount of water for irrigation can be as high as 25.000 liters per kilogram of cotton.

All in all, it requires huge amounts of water and energy to produce a pair of jeans and produces significant pollution.

The fibers are, in micro, plastic, containing chemicals that are harmful to the environment.

Scientists are not yet fully aware of how the health of human beings is threatened by microscopic particles of plastic. But some have been known, such as polyvinyl chloride can cause cancer, so some chemicals cause hormonal disturbances.

This study says that it is important to be cautious about microplastics. Since natural microfiber denim is also chemical, it should also be concerned about it. One more thing to be understood is that such microplastic is treated in 83 to 99 percent water treatment plant. Then why worry about it?

50 thousand micro fibers come out of the jeans, when they are washed once, the one percent treatment of it, which cannot be treated, is also 500 fibers. This number is also not low. This is the mathematics of a pair of jeans. That is, a pair of jeans is unable to treat 500 fibers, so now guess that if half the population of the world is wearing jeans, then how many fibers are being mixed in water every time they wash!

That's why experts are saying that it is best to wear clothes made of natural things and methods and if you are wearing a dress like jeans, then at least wash it. The second thing to understand is that water treatment plants are of quality only in large and developed countries.

Be Smart about the Right Fashion

'How Dare You', the environment-loving teenager Greta Thunberg, who came into the discussion by asking this question to the top leaders of the world as well as the US President, is seen wearing little jeans.

After Greta's discussion about the environment in 2019, you know that the program of Fashion Week in Sweden was canceled and advocated to promote eco-friendly fashion.

Not only this, the entire fashion industry has been worrying about the environment since 2019.

As many as 32 companies bringing 150 most recognized fashion brands at the G7 conference, packed fashion and promised to completely ban the use of virgin plastics to zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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