Friday, February 05, 2010

dry ice

As I've mentioned here a number of times before, freezers aren't only good for storing vodka. They can also be used to delay the need for laundering jeans, and a whole lot of other garments. I had a chuckle this morning; TreeHugger has finally caught on to this, too. Or rather, a Brazilian denim brand, Tristar, is using it as a marketing gimmick. People, amazingly this works on jeans of any brand; if you haven't tried it yet, do. As some of my earlier posts note, eventually you do reach a point of saturation (depending on how often you wear the jeans and how many wobbly friends have spilled a drink on you) where laundering becomes a social necessity. Nevertheless, I've been freezing jeans for well over two years and it works. Give it a go. A word of warning: in certain climates, say like in New York, it's worth taking the jeans out of the freezer at least half an hour before you plan to put them on. Makes the morning much more pleasant.

3 comments:

dorie said...

This is a good idea! Unfortunately all the snow and ice has disappeared now here. And I do only have a small freezer. Next time I will throw all my laundry outside. I like the idea of making your own marks...
Did you know that in earlier times (and maybe it still happens) woolen carpets were layed out on the snow to clean them.
Btw I have my first simple zerowastepattern. There is also a link to you. You can see it on my www.dovadi.web-log.nl/fiberfusing blog

Timo Rissanen said...

Thanks Dorie; what you say about carpets is still done in Finland where I'm from. Every winter all our rugs went outside on the snow. And here in New York, if I had an area where I could put my clothes outside without them getting stolen, I certainly would. Thanks for the reminder, I'd forgotten about the carpets and rugs!

And a great start to zero waste; thanks so much for getting in touch.

iNdi@ said...

and the freezer is also a useful first step in turing pansies into blue dye...