Look what I found in a random cupboard!
Got a couple of boxes of these from Naoki at Pants Shop some time ago:
Sugar Cane’s enzyme wash and denim conditioner actually work very well.
A little bit different compared with the detergents from Momotaro and Samurai.
The Vintage Wash enzyme detergent is meant to clean the denim without causing indigo loss or a change in indigo colour tone.
The Premium Care conditioner is meant to reduce foul odor and bacteria activity which may weaken the denim.
I first add the detergent into 30 litres of luke-warm water – a large bucket or a bathtub would suffice as a vessel.
Mix it up a bit, then submerge the jeans and proceed with some hand-washing.
By the way, my mini denim-wash guide is now permanently available via this blog’s menu.
After a while the water turns murky.
The next step is to rinse off the detergent – this has to be done thoroughly.
To finish, mix the conditioner into ~5 litres of water at 40 degrees Celsius.
Soak the jeans in this solution for 20 minutes, but do not further rinse the denim!
Take out and air dry.
It is a little time consuming, but my pants do smell nice and feel very clean afterwards!
I have found over the years that denim treated with Sugar Cane’s combo pack tend to stay fresh longer too.
The Godzilla denim is fading quickly too – a very cool fabric that continues to age well.
Next up, to try some Momotaro detergent and Samurai soap!